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JOURNAL 



OF THE 



FORTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION 



OF THE 



PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



IN THE 



STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, GOLDSBOKOUOH, 

On Wednesday May 4, Thursday May 5, Friday May 6, Satur- 
day May T. and Monday May 9, 

1859. 



FAYETTEVILLE : 

PRINTED BY EDWARD J. HALE & SON. 

1859. 



LIST OF CLERGY, 

IN THE DIOCESE OF NORTH CAROLINA, ENTITLED TO SEATS IN 
THE CONVENTION. 

Eight Eev. Thomas AxKiNsoi^r, D. D., Bishop and President ex 
officio of the Convention. 

Eev. E. W. Bakber, Missionary, Wilkes, Ashe, Iredell and 
parts adjacent. 

Eev. S. S. Baeber, assistant to Eev. G. B. Wetmore. 

Eev. George Benton, Eector of Christ Chnrch, Eockfish, Cum- 
berland Connt3^ 

Eev. Charles T. Bland, St. Luke's Church, Lincolnton. 

Eev. Benj. S waist Bronson, Eector of St. Thomas's, Windsor, 
Bertie County. 

Eev. Jarvis Buxton, Eector of Trinity Church, Asheville. 

Eev. Jos. Blount Cheshire, Eector of Calvary Church, Taw- 
borough. 

Eev. M. Ashley Curtis, D. D., Eector of St. Matthew's Church, 
Hillsborough, and Missionary parts adjacent. 

Eev. S. D. Davenport, Calvary Church, Wadesborough. 

Eev. E. B. Drane, D. D., Eector of St. James's Church, Wil- 
mington. 

Eev. Fred. FitzGerald, Eector, St. Stephen's Church, Golds- 
borough. 

Eev. E. M. Forbes, Eector of Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 

*Eev. John L. Gay, Eector of Church of Epiphany, Leaksville. 

Eev. E. Geer, Eector of St. Peter's Church, Washington. 

Eev. H. F. Greene. 

Eev. Israel Harding, Zion Chapel, Beaufort County. 

Eev. Francis W. Hilliard, Eector of Grace Church, Plymouth. 

Eev. Thos. G. Haughton, Eector, St. Luke's Church, Salisbury. 

Eev. F. M. Hubbard, Professor, Chapel Hill. 

Eev. William Hodges, Eector of Immanuel Church, Warrenton. 

Eev. Lucius Holmes, Deacon, Pittsborough. 

Eev. N. Collin Hughes, Eector of St. Bartholomew's Church, 
Pittsborough. 

Eev. Jos. C. HusKE, Eector of St. John's Church, Fayetteville. 

Eev. Sam'l I. Johnston, D. D., Eector of St. Paul's Church, 
Edenton. 

Eev. David Kerr, Eector of St. Paul's Church, Louisburg. 



Kev. R. S. Mason, D. D., Hector of Christ Church, Ealeigh. 

Rev. R. H. Mason, Salisbury. 

Rev. Daniel Morelle, Goldsborough. 

Rev. T. S. W. MoTT, St. Paul's Church, Charlotte. 

Rev. Jos. W. Murphy, St. David's Parish, Scuppernong, Wash- 

iugton County. 
Rev. Reginald H. Murphy, Scuppernong, Washington County. 
Rev. George Patterson, in charge Lake Chapel, Washington 

County, and parts adjacent. 
Rev. H. H. Prout, Rector, St. John's, Williamborough, and 

Holy Innocents, Henderson. 
Rev. S. C. Roberts, St. Paul's Church, Greenville, and Trinity 

Church, Beaufort County. 
Rev. W. W. Skiles, Deacon, Watauga County. 
Rev. H. A. Skinner, Deacon, Hertford, Perquimons County. 
Rev. Albert Smedes, D. D., Rector of St. Mary's School, 

Raleigh. 
Rev. J. B. Smith. 

Rev. W. E. Snowden, Rector, Holy Trinity, Hertford, Per- 
quimons County. 
Rev. Lewis Taylor, Granville County. 

Rev. D. D. Yan Antwerp, Rector, St. Paul's Church, Beaufort. 
Rev. Maurice H. Yaughan. 
*Rev. Jonathan A. Wainwrigut, M. D., Rector of St. Philip's, 

Smithville. 
Rev. A. A. Watson, Rector of Christ Church, Newbern. 
Rev. G. B. Wetmore, Missionary, St. Philip's Church, Mocks- 

ville, and parts adjacent. 
Rev. J. T. Wheat, D. D., Professor, Chapel Hill. 

Rev. Messrs. R. W. Barber, S. C. Barber, Bronson, Gay, 
Hilliard, Hughes, Prout, Smith, Taylor and Wainwright, Cleri- 
cal Members, were not present at this Convention. 

Rev. F. J. LiGHTBouRNE, of Jackson, Northampton County, was 
not present, and not entitled to a seat in this Convention. 

■^'Not present, not entitled to seats in this Convention. 



LAY DELEGATES. 



*H. A. London, 
*M, Q. AYaddell, 
'''Thomas R. Emery 

Dr. Ihrie, 

John H. Haughton 

Thomas Hill, 

N. M. Hill, 

John V. Cawthorn 

Dr. T. E. Wilson, 
"^Jos. B. Batchelor, . 
*Thos. a. Montgomery, J 
*S. P. Arrington, I 

Peter E. Spruill, j 
*C. T. Haigh, 
*Edw'd Lee Winslow, 
"^S. J. Hinsdale, 
*James Kyle, 
*Dr. Thos. H. Wright, 
*Dr. A. J. DeBosset, 

F. J. Hill, 

Levin Lane, 
*A. H. Van Bokkelin, ' 
*Thos. W. Brown, 

James Anderson, 

S. J. Person, 

James H. Taylor, 
"^ James G. Davis, 

Dr. M. F. Arendell, 

Dr. Wm. Craimer, 

Dr. B. F. Halsey, ^ 



St. Bartliolomew's Church, Pittsborough. 



Alternates. 



I Emmanuel Church, Warrenton. 



Alternates. 



St. John's Church, Fayetteville. 



St. James's Church, Wilmington. 



Alternates. 



St. Paul's Church, Beaufort. 



*JoHN C. Lamb, 



Church of the Advent, Williamston. 



Abner S. Williams, ) 
*Hon. W. H. Battle, 

R. B. Saunders, 

Dr. J. B. Jones, 

Professor H. H. Smith, 
*W. A. PUGH, 

*Levi a. Mewborn, 

*Jesse Nobles, 

*RichardL. Nobles, 

^Guilford Cox, Alternate, (in place of Jesse Nobles.) 

Edm'd L. G-ardner, 

GEOKot JIiLLs!' ^ St. James's Church, Iredell County. 

*James L. Mills, 



Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill. 



St. John's Parish, Pitt County. 



*Dr. Thos. D. Warren, 
■\\WTAXT^^!!^t'^.\. ^St. Paul's Church, Edenton. 



"William Badham, 
W. C. Wood. 



Thomas Thompson, ^ 

William A. Moore, , ,, 

T.L. Skinner, ^ V Alternates. 

Wm. H. Standin, J 
*Dr. W. R. Holt, 1 

Dr. W. D. Lindsay, V- Church of the Eedemption, Lexington. 

Jesse Hargrave, J 
^Richard H. Smith, S 
*Peter E. Smith, V Trinity Church, Scotland Neck. 

John J. Bishop, J 

J.N.Smith,),,, , 

A.S.Hall, I ^^^^™^^^- 
*Charles F. Fisher, ^ 

S. 'KHlRRisoNr''' \ S*- ^^^^'^ ^^""''^^ Salisbury. 
James Murphy, J 

John A. Williams, ) m • ^ ni i t> i £ t, 
Amasa Alden, I C'""** C'^"'''''^' ^°<'^^^^- 

John Morgan, ) a u 
K.T. Phillips, I ^^"='™'««- 
*Russell Chapman, ") 
Jos. H. BowDiTCH, V Calvary Church, Tawborough. 

E. D. McNair, 3 

Dr.^J.'S'HiLL,}s^^-™liP'«^S-i^^^^^^^ 
*Dr. W. T. Johnson, "^ 

T^TT.^ Tf V/ ^^^T^.x. rSt. Paul's Church, Louisburo-. 
John B. iarbrough, f ' ^ 

W. E. Barham, J 

John McC. Boyle, ') 

W. A.^LiTTLEjOHN, \^'^'' ^^""''^^ Plymouth. 

F. F. Fagan, J 
Dr. W. W. Ward, ^ 
Dr. B. F. Fessenden, » u 
E.W.. Jones, '^Alternates. 

John F. Phelps, j 

A L CiiESSON ' [ ^^' ^^^^'^ Church, Washington County. 

John B. Chesson, ) . ^ 

M. BowEN, I Alternates. 

John H. Pool, ^ 

Dr. B. Piemont, \^^^^'^^^ Church, Elizabeth City. 
Dr. S. D. Grice! 



Ed. Davis, "^ 

*F. M. Charles, Lit,,„,t,,. 
Frank Vaughn, | 
R. B. Creecy, J 
W. E. Demill, 

James E. Hoyt, U^ p^^^^.^ Ckurch, Washington. 

James H. McLure, ' ° 

W. L. Kennedy, 

Thomas A. Blount, 

Alfred Stanly, I . , , , 

E.S.HoYT, ^Alternates. 

B. M. Selby, 
^Richard Washington, ^ 

*? W" ^OLLMR^^^' ^^^- Steplien's Church, Ooldsborough. 

*G-eorge y. Strong, J 
*John H. Bryan, "j 

*Kemp p. Battle, J 
*W. H. Hammond, ^ 

Robert T. Hall, V Calvary Church, Wadesborough. 

R. H. Battle, Jr., ) 

W.E.Troy, | a u„,^^tes 
S. S. Arnold, | ^^^ernates. 

Charles W. Crawford, ^ 

John Pike k^ j^^^, Durham's Creek. 

Charles W. Bonner, j ^ 

Henry M. Patrick, j 

Dr. Horace J. Butt, ^ 

Jesse J. Robeson, I Alternates 

Bryan T. Bonner, { 

Charles W. Archbell, j 

Sidney B. Archbell, 



^Joseph H. Laughinghouse, , ^^. . ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^ 
*W iLLiAM J. Laughinghouse, j -^ ' 

Harvey Hill, J 



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*JoHN T. Taylor, 
rT Robakbs, [St. John's Church, Wir, ..nsborough. 
John Wimbish, J 
T. L. Brodie, ^ 

Oliver Taylor, J 

S. I. LOWRIE 
*JOHN WiLKI 

SjuNius A. F 

B. H. Davidson, J 



^JuNrufr^Foi, i-St. Peter's Church, Charlotte. 



Hon. Thos. Ruffin, ^ 

Horj.'^LT^L^EY'^^'^ W Matthew^s Church, Hillsborough. 
*Thos. B. Hill, ' J 
O. H. P. Tankard, ] 

AlANSON AlLIGOOD, ry- -n'-L-D x? ^ n 

Jno. W. L. Harvey, f^^^^ ^^"^^^ ^'^""^''^ ^^^°^y- 
*Abner N. Cutlar, J 
H. L. Harvey, ^ 

*LUTHER EbORN, a u 

*NtmphasO.Eeorn, f^^'^™'''^^- 
Lewis Alligood, J 
James R. Dodge, ^ 

James Gwyn, J 

James B. Gordon, ") 

Jno. C. Hickerson, [-Alternates. 

William M. Baker, J 

Jas. W. Patton, ^ 

Hatfield Ogden, m • •. ni. -u a i, -n 

XNICHOLASW.WOODFIN, (^""'^^ ^^'"'^^' A«l'«'''"«- 

Leicester Chapman, J 

Dr. Colin W. Leventhorpe, St. John's, Rutherfordton. 

James "W. Bryan, 1 

*W.^K OliverI^' J^ Christ Church, Newbern. 
*Moses W. Jar vis, J 

John H. Haughton, 

F. C. Roberts, ^ Alternates. 

*J. C. Justice, 
*Dr. W. a. Micks, 

*RiCHARD C. Holmes, J- St. Paul's Church, Clinton, Sampson Co. 
*Oaven Holmes, 

JosiAH Collins, Sr., "i 
*JosiAH Collins, Jr., o. -n • v -o • i a 

Charles L. Pettigrew, r*' I>^^i^ ^ Parish, Scuppernong. 

Dr. E. B. Haughton, J 
John A. Benbury, ^ 
David G. Coward, . ,^ 
Dr. Hardy HARDisoN,f^^*^^^^*^^- 
Edmund C. Brabble, J 

B. F. Skinner, ^ 
*Dr. JosiAH S. Smith, -rr i m • -x tt x/» j 

John S. Skinner, f ^^^^ trinity, Hertford. 

Jos. G. Granberry, J 
Dr. T. D. Martin, ") 

C. N. Wood, > Alternates. 
John S. Wood, ) 



*Lewis C. Desmond, 

t^TjllI^TB:;'^: [St. Mary's C.uroh, Kinston, 

*Dr. Thomas Woodley, J 

^a^LTb'aknes, } CJ^"-'^ °f *« Saviour, Jackson. 

Thomas Barber, ^ 

*K J. M. Barber, \^^^.^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ 
"^William Barber, j ' 

Jno. W. Turner, J 

Matthew Barber, "^ 

^TBlntr^^' Alternates. 
J. F. Barber, J 

*W. J. Cornwall, St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

Those marked thus [^] were present at this Convention. 



JOURNAL. 



ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, GOLDSBOROUGH, 

May 4, 1S59. 

This being the day and place appointed for the meeting of 
the Forty-Third Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in the Diocese of North Carolina, the Bishop, with the 
attending Clergy and Laity, assembled in St. Stephen's Church, 
Goldsborough. 

The Secretary of the last year called the List of the Clergy, 
and the following appeared and took seats as members of the 
Convention: 

Rev. George Benton. Rev. Jos. C. Hijske. 





Charles T. Bland. 


u 


S. I. Johnston, D. D., 




Jos. Blount Cheshire. 


u 


Jos. W. Murphy. 




M. Ashley Curtis, D. D. 


u 


R. H. Murphy. 




R. B. Drane, D. D. 


ii 


Daniel Morelle. 




Fred. FitzGerald. 


a 


George Patterson. 




E. M. Forbes. 


u 


W, W. Skiles. 




E. Geer. 


(( 


H. A. Skinner. 




H. F. Greene. 


u 


A. A. Watson. 




Thomas G. Haughton. 


a 


G. B. Wetmore. 




William Hodges. 







The Certificates of Lay Delegation were handed in, and the 
following Churches were found to have elected delegates to this 
Convention: 

jSt. Bartholomevfs Church, Pittsbovough — H. . , London, 
Dr. Ihrie, Thomas R. Emery, M. Q. Waddell. Alternates: 
John H. Haughton, N. M. Hill, Thos. Hill. 

Emmanuel Church, Warrenion — John Y. Cawthorn, Dr. T. 
E. Wilson, Jos. B. Bachelor, Thos. A. Montgomery. Alter- 
nates: S. P. Arrington, Peter E. Spruill. 

St. Johnh Church, Fayetteville — Charles T. Haigh, E. L. 
Winslow, S. J. Hinsdale, James Kyle. 



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St. James's Churchy Wilmington — Dr. Thos. H. Wright, A. 
J. DeEosset, F. J. Hill, Levin Lane. Alternates: A. H. Yan- 
Bokkelin, ThoB. W. Brown, James Anderson, S. J. Person. 

St. PauVs Churchy Beaufort — James H. Taylor, James C. 
Davis, Dr. M. F. Arendell, Dr. William Craimer. 

Church of the Advent.^ Williamston — Dr. B. F. Halsej, Jno. 
C. Lamb, Abner S. Williams. 

Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill— Hon. W. H. Battle, Dr. 
J. B. Jones, R. B. Saunders, Prof. H. H. Smith. 

St. PaiiVs Church.^ Edenton — Dr. Thos. D. Warren, John 
Thompson, William Badham, William C. Wood. Alternates: 
Thomas Thompson, William A. Moore, T. L. Skinner, William 
H. Standin. 

St. Jameses Church, Iredell County — Edward L. Gardner, 
John A. Mills, George Mills, James L. Mills. 

Church of the Redemption, Lexington — Dr. W. R. Holt, 
Jesse Hargrave, Dr. W. D. Lindsay. 

Trinity Church, Scotland Neclc — Richard H. Smith, John 
J. Bishop, P. E. Smith. Alternates: J. ]^. Smith, A. S. Hall. 

St. Lulce^s Church, Salishury — Charles F. Fisher, William 
Murphy, Samuel R. Harrison, James Murphy. 

Christ Church, Rockfish, Cumberland Co. — John A. Wil- 
liams, Amasa Alden. Alternates: John Morgan, K. T. Phillips. 

Calvary Church, Tawhorough — Russel Chapman, Jos. H. 
Bowditch, E. D. McNair. 

St Philip's, Smithville—F. J. Lord, Dr. J. H. Hill. 

St. P aid's Church, Louisburg — Dr. W. T. Johnson, John 
Neal, John B. Yarborough, W. R. Barham. 

Grace Church, Plymouth — John McC. Boyle, Benj'n J. 
Spruill, W. A. Littlejohn, F. F. Fagan. Alternates: V>\\ W. 
W. Ward, Dr. B. F. Fessenden, E. W. Jones, Jno. F. Phelps. 

St. Luke's Church, Washington Co. — Henry Downing, A. L. 
Chesson. Alternates: John B. Ciiesson, M. Bowen. 

Christ Church, Elizaleth City — J. H. Pool, J. M. Pool, Dr. 
R. Piemont, Dr. T. D. Grice. Alternates: E. Davis, F. M. 
Charles, Frank Vaughan, R. B. Creecy. 

St. Peter's Church, Washington — W. E. Demill, Jas. E. 
Hoyt, Jas. H. McClure, W. L. Kennedy. Alternates: Thomas 
A. Blount, Alfred Stanly, Edmund S. Hoyt, B. M. Selby. 



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St, Stephen^ s Church, Ooldsborough — Richard Washington, 
Dr. E. H. Goelet, G. W. Collier, George Y. Strong. 

Of whom the following appeared and took seats as members 
of the Convention: E-ichard Washington, G. W. Collier, Dr. E. 
H. Goelet, Geo. Y. Strong, H. A. London, M. Q. AYaddell, S. 
J. Hinsdale, Edw'd Lee Winslow, Dr. A. J. DeRosset, John 
Thompson, F. M. Charles. 

The Convention was declared duly organized. 

On motion, Convention took a recess for Divine Service. 

Morning Prayer was said b}^ the Rev. Edwin Geer, assisted 
by the Rev. R. B. Drane, D. D.; the Lessons read by the Rev. 
Messrs. Watson and Huske. The Ante-Communion Service 
was said by the Bishop; the Epistle was said by the Rev. S. I. 
Johnston, D. D.; and a Convention Sermon was preached by 
the Rev. M. Ashlej Curtis, D. D., from the 5th chapter of St. 
Paul's 1st Epistle to the Thessalonians, 21st verse. 

The Holy Communion was administered by the Bishop, as- 
sisted by the Rev. S. I. Johnston, D. D., to the Clergy; and by 
the Rev. M. Ashley Curtis, D. D., and the Rev. Jos. Blount 
Cheshire, to the Laity. 

After Service, the Convention was called to order. 

The Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D., Rev. T. S. W. Mott, Rev. J. 
Buxton, Rev. S. D. Davenport, Rev. Israel Harding, and Rev. 
J. T. Wheat, D. D., Clerical Members of the Convention, ap- 
peared and took seats. 

On motion, the Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D. was elected Presi- 
dent of the Convention. 

On motion, Edward Lee Winslow was elected Secretary of 
the Convention. 

Certilicates of Lay Delegation were presented, and the fol- 
lowing Churches were found to have elected Delegates to this 
Convention: 

Christ Church, Raleigh — John H. Bryan, G. W. Mordecai, 
J. J. Iredell, Kemp P. Battle. 

Calvary Church, Wadesborough — W. H. Hammond, Robert 
T. Hall, R. H. Battle, Jr. Alternates: W. E. Troy, S. S. Arnold. 

St. John's Churchy Durham^ s Greek — Charles W". Crawford, 



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John Pike, Charles W. Bonner, Henry M. Patrick. Alternates: 
Dr. Horace J. Butt, Jesse J. Robeson, Bryan T. Bonner, Chas. 
C. Archbell. 

Of whom James J. Iredell appeared and took his seat as a 
member of the Convention. 

On motion. 

Resolved, That all Clergymen of .this Church not entitled to seats as members 
of this Convention, and all Candidates for Orders in this Diocese, who may be 
present, be invited to seats in this Convention. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to Thursday, 9 o'clock 
A.M. 

Evening Prayer was said by the Rev. Mr. Wetmore, assist- 
ed by the Rev. Mr. Haughton; the Lessons were read by the 
Rev. Messrs. Patterson and H. A. Skinner; and a Sermon 
preached by the Rev. J. T. Wheat, D. D., from the 6th chap- 
ter of St. Matthew's Gospel, 6th verse. 



Thursday, May 5 — 9 o'clock A. M. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

Prayers were said by the Bishop. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

Certificates of Lay Delegation were presented, and the fol- 
lowing Cliurches were found to have elected Delegates to this 
Convention: 

Trinity CJiurcTi^ Beaufort County — Sidney B. Archbell, 
Harvey Hill, Joseph H. Laughinghouse, William J. Laughing- 
house. 

St. Johi's Church., Williarasborough — Jolin T. Taylor, John 
Thomas, H. L. Robards, John Wimbish. 

Holy Innocents.) Henderson — T. L. Brodie, William Gilliam, 
P. E. A. Jones, Oliver Taylor. 

St. Peter'' s Church., Charlotte — Sam'l J. Lowrie, John Wilkes, 
Junius A. Fox, B. H. Davidson. 

St, MatiheuPs Churchy Hillshorough — Hon. Thos. Ruffin, 
Cadwallader Jones, Hon. J. L. Bailey, Thos. B. Hill. 

Zion Parish.^ Beaufort County — O. H. P. Tankard, Abner 



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jN". Cutlar, Alanson Alligood, "W. L. Harvey. Alternates: Henry 
L. Harvey, JS'ymphas O. Eborn, Lutlier Eborn, Lewis Alligood. 

St. PauVs Churchy WilkesborougTi — James E. Dodge, Ean- 
som Hickerson, Dr. James Calloway, James Gwyn. Alternates: 
James B. Gordon, John C. Hickerson, "William M. Baker. 

Trinity CJiurcTi, Asheville — Jas. W. Patton, Nicholas W. 
Woodfin, Leicester Chapman, Hatfield Ogden. 

St. John's Church, Rutherfordton—Dv. Colin W. Leventhorpe. 

Christ Church, JSfewlern—^di?.. W. Bryan, Jacob Gooding, 
W. H. Oliver, M. W. Jarvis. Alternates: Jno. H. Haughton, 
F. C. Koberts, J. C. Justice. 

St. John's Parish, Pitt County— W. A. Pugh, Levi A. Mew- 
born, Jesse loobies, Kichard L. E"obles. Alternate: Guilford 
Cox. 

St. Mary's Church, Kinston — Lewis C. Desmond, George 
Washington, Dr. James. P. Bryan, Dr. Thos. Woodley. 

Of whom the following appeared and took seats as members 
of the Convention: Moses "W. Jarvis, Luther Eborn, Thomas B. 
Hill, Junius A. Fox, John Wilkes, John T. Taylor. 

Eev. S. C. Eoberts, a Clerical Member of the Convention, 
appeared and took his seat. 

Eev. David Kerr appeared and took a seat in the Convention. 

The Bishop read his Annual Address to the Convention. 

On motion, it was referred to the Committee on the State of 
the Church: 

Bkethken of the Clergy and Laity: 

In presenting you with a report of services per- 
formed by me during the last year, I have to speak of quiet 
labors, followed by no splendid but yet by encouraging results, 
and at the same time saddened by several events of a painful 
nature. As usual, where God's dealings with such creatures as 
ourselves are concerned, we have to acknowledge both mercies 
and judgments. 

During the last Convention in Edenton, I confirmed twenty- 
five persons, of whom ten were white and fifteen colored. I 
also received to the order of Deacons Messrs. Henry Augustus 
Skinner and Lucian Holmes, the former being presented by 

the Eev. Samuel L Johnston, and the latter by the Eev. N. 

Collin Hughes. 



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June 6tb, at St. Paul's Church, Wilmington, I confirmed five 
colored persons. This building was formerly used as a place 
of worship by another denomination of christians, but has been 
bought for the use of our Church, and a congregation has been 
organized, and in it I have officiated as far as my other duties 
would admit, it being as yet without any other Minister. I 
have reason, however, to hope that before long, that want will 
be supplied. 

In this Church I have confirmed during the year sixteen per- 
sons, including the five just mentioned, I have baptized three 
white adults, two colored adults, five white infants, seventeen 
colored infants, making twenty-seven baptisms. 

In Wilmington, also during June, I baptized a white adult 
in private, and confirmed two in private, one of whom belong- 
ed to St. James's Church. I also attended two funerals. 

July 6th, I read prayers and preached, at Summerville, in 
Brunswick County. 

11th, I held service and preached twice at Smithville, also 
administered the Holy Communion. 

On my return home I was taken sick, and thereby compelled 
to postpone my summer visitation. 

August 2Tth, I preached morning and night at Leaks ville, 
and confirmed four persons. This Parish seems to prosper 
under the care of its energetic Eector the Rev. John L. Gay, 
who has recently taken it under his charge. 

September 1st, I preached in the Moravian Church at Salem, 
and baptized two infants. I was received by that interesting 
community with the kindness they have ever shown not to me 
only, but to all the Ministers of our Church who have visited 
them, and I was gratified to learn that some of them are among 
the largest contributors to the fund now being collected, for 
the purpose of building a House of Worship for our own Com- 
munion, in or near their village. 

Sept. 3d, preached at Huntsville. 

Sept. 5th, preached morning and evening at Richmond Hill. 

Tth, preached, and confirmed four persons at Gwinn's Chapel. 

9th and 10th, preached each day at Wilkesborough. 

12th, preached twice at Jeflferson, confirmed one person, and 
administered the Lord's Supper. 

15th, preached at Yalle Crucis, confirmed four persons, and 
administered the Holy Communion. 



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18tl), preached at Grove Chapel, and baptized an infant. 

19th, preached at Lenoir, confirmed one person, and admin- 
istered the Lord's Supper. At a second service the Rev. E. 
W. Barber preached. 

21st and 22d, at Morganton, I preaciied four times, baptized 
two infants, confirmed four persons, and administered the Holy 
Communion. Mr. Skiles assisting me in all the services. 

25t]i and 2Gth, I preached three times at Asheville, once in 
the Methodist Church, confirmed one person, and administered 
the Holy Communion. 

28th, preached in the recently erected Church of St. Paul's, 
in the valley on the French Broad River in Henderson County. 
Rev. Stuart Hanckel of South Carolina read prayers. 

29 th, P. M., preached in Henderson ville. 

30th, preached at St. John's in the Wilderness, Mr. Reed of 
South Carolina reading prayers. 

Oct. 1st, P. M., preached again at Asheville, and confirmed 
two persons. 

Oct. 3d, preached twice at Rutherfordton, baptized an adult, 
confirmed four persons and celebrated the Lord's Supper. This 
Parish has been for some time vacant, but Mr. Buxton has re- 
cently agreed to give it services, on one Sunday in each month. 

5th, preached in the Methodist Church, at Shelby. 

6th and Tth, preached four times at Lincoluton, baptized an 
adult, and confirmed five persons, of whom one was colored. 

10th, at Charlotte, I preached twice in the handsome new 
Church, the erection of which will, it is hoped and believed, 
introduce a very dififerent and much more gratifying state of 
things in our congregation there; hitherto hindered from in- 
crease as it has been by the insufficiency of the building in 
which they met to worship. Here I confirmed nine persons, 
three of whom were colored. 

11th, accompanied by the Rev. Mr. Mott, I went on to Con- 
cord. Here we have no Church, and the Presbyterian was 
kindly lent us. In it Mr. Mott preached in the afternoon, and 
I baptized two persons, an adult and an infant, and also con- 
firmed two persons. In the evening I preached. 

12th, P. M., I preached at Salisbury. 

13th, Mr. Mott preached in the morning, and I again at 
night, then confirming two persons. 
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I found this Church draped in black, because of the recent 
death of the Kector of the Parish, the Rev. John Haywood 
Parker, and never perhaps was that mark of grief more properly 
worn. He had spent his early youth in secular pursuits honor- 
ably and usefully, but had been led by the grace of God to 
consecrate his superior talents and energy to the service of 
Christ and his Church. In that service he labored with great 
disinterestedness and zeal, and witli marked success until 
called to his reward. He was peculiarly qualified to be useful 
as a Minister, not only by piety and intelligence, but by warm 
and tender affections, by great suavity and cordiality of man- 
ner, and by a rare combination of zeal and discretion. It was 
said by one who well knew the town in which he lived, that 
his loss would be more deeply felt than that of any other man 
who could be taken from it. I have cause to regret him not 
only as an efficient fellow-laborer and wise counsellor, but an 
attached friend, whose hospitality I often enjoyed, and whose 
thoughtful kindness greatly facilitated my labors in the part of 
the Diocese in which he lived. The vestry of St. Luke's have 
since called the Rev. Thomas G. Haughton to the charge of the 
Parish, the duties of which he is performing, as I understand, 
acceptably and usefully. 

14th, P. M., at Mocks ville, Mr. Haughton preached. 

15th, in the same Church, Mr. Wetmore read prayers, and 
baptized an adult and five infants. I preached, confirmed two 
persons, and administered the Holy Communion, assisted in 
that office by the Rev. Mr. Wetmore. 

16th, at St. Andrew's, Rowan County, I baptized the infant 
child of the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Wetmore, preached, confirm- 
ed three persons and administered the Holy Communion. 

17th, at Christ Church, in the same County, I preached, con- 
firmed five persons, one of whom was colored, and administered 
the Communion. In the afternoon, the Rev. R. W. Barber 
preached. 

18th, at St. James's, Iredell County, I preached, confirmed 
ten persons, of whom five were colored, and celebrated the 
Lord's Supper. In these services I was assisted by the Rev. 
Mr. Wetmore. 

In the evening of the same day, Mr. Wetmore preached in 
the Presbyterian Church at Statesville, and in the morning of 
the next day I preached in the same Church. , 



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20th, assisted by Dr. Wheat, I officiated at a funeral in Lex- 
ington, and at night preached in the Chiich lately built there, 
and indeed not then, if now, completed. At the same service 
I confirmed one person. 

21st and 22d, I preached three times at Hillsborough, and 
confirmed one person. 

23d, in the evening, I preached at Chapel Hill, in our own 
Church. 

24:th, I preached in the morning at the College Chapel, and 
in the evening again at the Church, confirming at the same 
time sixteen persons, of whom one was colored. Of the whites, 
one was a Professor in the University, and thirteen were 
students. It was gratifying to receive to the obedience of 
Christ, such a body of young men, to whom the world was 
lavishly ofifering its attractions to dissuade them from His ser- 
vice. I shall be greatly disappointed, if some of them at least, 
do not render in the future important aid in His Holy cause. 
In the preparation of this class for confirmation. Dr. Wheat 
had been very diligent and judicious. 

25th, P. M., and 26th, A. M., I preached at Pittsborough, 
and confirmed seven persons, of whom one was colored. 

November 18th, I preached at Warrenton twice, and con- 
firmed three persons; on this occasion I welcomed to the 
Diocese the Eev. Mr. Hodges, who has begun his labors with 
great acceptance, and promise of usefulness. 

19th, At Kedar I met the congregation but was prevented 
by indisposition from taking any part in the services. Mr. 
Prout performed them all. 

20th, at Henderson, I preached with difficulty, because of 
sickness, and then confirmed four persons. 

21st, at Williamsborough, I preached, confirmed two persons, 
both colored, and administered the Communion. 

22d, Mr. Prout accompanied me to Oxford and preached 
there at night. 

23d, at Oxford, I preached twice, baptized an adult, con- 
firmed eight persons and administered the Communion. In 
these services I enjoyed the assistance of Mr. Prout. 

24t}i, he went with me to Louisburg, where I preached at 
night. 

25th, Mr. Prout preached in the morning, and the Eev. Mr. 
Kerr assisted me in the administration of the Communion. In 



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the evening, I preached and confirmed one person. The Kev. 
Mr. Kerr has recently taken charge of this Parish, and its pros- 
pects were never so good. 

26th, P. M., I preached at St. Mary's, Kaleigh, and confirmed 
two persons. 

28th, I preached twice at Christ Church, Raleigh, adminis- 
tered the Communion and confirmed three persons, of whom 
one was colored. 

1859, January 23d, at Wadesborough, I preached twice, bap- 
tized two adults,_^confirmed ten persons, and administered the 
Hol}^ Communion. 

24th, I preached in the ^morning in a school-house at Liles- 
ville, and in the evening again at Wadesborough. 

26th, Mr. Davenport, who had accompanied me from "Wades- 
borough, read Prayers, and I preached in the Methodist Church 
at Pockingham. 

28th, 29th and 30th, I preached during these days four times 
at Fayetteville and once at Rockfish, confirming at the former 
place ten persons, and at the latter twenty-one, of whom one at 
Fayetteville was coloi-ed. 

March Sd, I was met at Kinston by Mr. Watson, who preached 
at night. 

3d, at the same place, I baptized an infant, confirmed one 
person and administered the Communion. 

4thj at Beaufort, Mr.tjWatson, who had accompanied me, 
preached in the morning, and I at night, confirming at the 
same service five persons. The zeal and patience of the Rev„ 
Mr. Yan Antwerp at this place are beginning, by God's bless- 
ing, to reap their reward. 

5th, P. M., at ]S'ewbern, Mr. Yan Antwerp preached. 
6th, in the morning, I instituted the Rev. Alfred A. Watson 
into the Parish of Christ Church, Newbern, the Rev. Mr. Yan 
Antwerp assisting. It is certainly an event of favorable augu- 
ry to the best interests of the Parish. 

On this occasion I preached, and again in the evening preached 
and confirmed seven persons, of whom one was colored. 

8th, at Pugh's Chapel, Mr. Roberts read Prayers, I preached, 
confirmed one person, and administered the Holy Communion, 
This little congregation has recently suffered a great and al- 
most overwhelming loss in the dt-atli of Bryan Pugh, Esq. 



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9th, Asli-Wednesday, at Trinity Church, Beaufort County, I 
preached, confirmed fifteen persons,-, whom eight were co- 
lored, and two of tlie whites received the ordinance in private. 
I also administered the Communion. 

10th, on my way to St. John's, Durham's Creek, I confirmed 
and administered the Communion to two aged persons in pri- 
vate. At the Churcli, I preaclied, confirmed six persons, and 
administered the Communion. This congregation, under the 
faithful labors of the Rev. Mr. Harding, has imijroved surpris- 
ingly since my last visit. 

lith, at Bath, Mr. Harding baptized two adults, I preached, 
confirmed twelve persons, one in private, and five colored, and 
administered the Holy Communion. The remark just made as 
to Durham's Creek applies with scarcely less force to Bath. 

12th, at Zion, Mr. Harding baptized three infants, I preached, 
confirmed five persons, and administered the Communion. 

13th and Idth, at Washington, I preached three times, con- 
firmed ten persons, of whom three ^vere colored, and adminis- 
tered the Communion. 

14th, P. M., 16th, A. M., preached twice in Greenville, and 
administered the Communion. 

17th, at Marlborough, I preached, confirmed four persons, 
and administered the Communion. 

19th and 20th, preached three times at Tawborough, baptized 
a child of the Rector and another infant, and administered the 
Communion. 

22d, at Scotland Neck, I preached, and confirmed five per- 
sons, tw^o of whom were colored. 

23d, I preached in the evening to the slaves of H. K. Bur- 
gwyn, Esq. 

24th, at Jackson, the Rev. Mr. Lightbourn, who has recently 
taken charge of the Parish, although not yet transferred to the 
Diocese, read Prayers, morning and evening, I preached on 
both occasions, confirmed one person, and administered the 
Holy Communion. 

26th, I preached at "Woodville, Bertie County. 

27th, preached twice in Windsor, and confirmed six persons, 
two of whom were colored. 

28th, P. M., and 29th, A. M., at Williamston, Mr. Bronson 
read Prayers and I preached. At the first service he baptized 



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an adult; at the second, I confirmed three persons, one of whom 
was colored, and administered the Communion. 

30th, at St. Luke's, Washington County, I preached, con- 
firmed three persons, two of whom were colored, and adminis- 
tered the Communion. 

31st, at St. David's, I preached, confirmed three persons, all 
colored, and administered the Communion. 

April 1st, at the Lake Chapel, I preached in the morning, 
and administered the Communion to a very large body of com- 
municants, chiefly the slaves of Messrs. Josiah Collins and 
Charles Pettigrew. Li this service I was assisted by Messrs. 
Murphy and Patterson. In the afternoon, 1 confirmed a sick 
slave in private. At night, Mr. Murphy preached, and I con- 
firmed twenty persons, of whom one was white and the rest 
colored. 

April 2d, P. M., at Plymouth, Mr. Patterson preached, and 
baptized two adults. 

April 3d, at Plymouth, I received to the Holy Order of Dea- 
cons, Eeginald Heber Murphy, the candidate being presented 
by the Kev. J. W. Murphy. I preached the sermon. In the 
afternoon the newly ordained Deacon preached, and at night 
the Eev. J. W. Murphy, when I confirmed seven persons, one 
of whom was colored. 

6th, I preached twice at Elizabeth City, and confirmed six 
persons. 

7th, I preached at Woodville, Perquimons County. 

8th, I preached, morning and evening, at Hertford, adminis- 
tered the Communion, and confirmed eight persons, of whom 
four were colored. 

10th, at Edenton, I preached twice, administered the Com- 
munion, and confirmed twelve persons, of whom seven w^ere 
colored. 

12th, I preached in the morning at Gatesville, and admin- 
istered Communion. In the afternoon, Mr. Skinner preached. 

I saw heie the remains of the Church which 1 had consecrated 
just twelve months before, and which within two or three 
■weeks after its consecration, was lifted up from its foundations 
by a Avhirlwind and dashed to the earth and broken into frag- 
ments. The work of its reconstruction was about being com- 
menced. 



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13th, preached at Lassiter's Chapel, where I found a new 
building about to be finished, to which the former one will 
serve as a chapel. 

15th, I preached in the morning at Murfreesborough, and 
administered the Communion, assisted by Messrs. Skinner and 
Lightbourn. In the evening, Mr. Skinner preached, and I con- 
firmed one person. It will give some idea of the activity with 
■which Church building is going on in this Diocese, to mention 
that in each of the three places last mentioned, Gatesville, 
Lassiter's and Murfreesborough, all served by one Minister, 
there is a new Church either about to be built, or in the course 
of construction. 

17th, at Halifax, I preached morning and night, and admin- 
istered the Communion. 

18th, Mr. FitzGerald baptized an adult in private, and I con- 
firmed a sick person and administered the Communion to him. 

In the evening, I preached in the Methodist Church at Wil- 
son, and baptized an infant in private. 

28th, at Smith ville, the Eev. Dr. Wainwright read prayers, I 
baptized an adult, confirmed tw^o persons, and administered the 
Communion. Dr. Wainwright has officiated in this Parish only 
six or seven months, and yet it has acquired more strength than 
it probably ever before possessed. 

May 1st, P. M., I confirmed at St. James's Church, Wil- 
mington, nine j^ersons, of W'hom one was coLored. 

On a review of these notices of services performed by me 
during the past year, I observe that the number of persons con- 
firmed has been three hundred and fifty-one, exceeding that of 
any previous year. Of these two hundred and forty-five were 
"white, and one hundred and six colored. 

I have ordained at two services three Deacons. I have 
officiated at three funerals. I have baptized forty -seven persons, 
of whom ten were white adults, two colored adults, seventeen 
white infants, and^ eighteen colored infants. 

The following Clergymen have been canonically transferred 
to the Diocese, viz: the Rev. John L. Gay from the Diocese of 
Tennessee, who has taken charge of the Church of the Epi- 
phany, Leaksville; the Rev. David Kerr from the Diocese of 
New York, who has taken charge of St. Paul's Church, Louis- 
burg; and the Rev. Jonathan A. Wainwright, M. D., also from 



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ISTew York, who has taken charge of St. Philip's Church, Siriith- 
ville. The Kev. Frederic J. Lightbourn is laboring at Jack- 
son and Gaston, but is not jet cauonicallj transferred to the 
Diocese. 

I have given letters dimissory, to the following Clergymen, 
and received notice of their acceptance from the respective 
Ecclesiastical authorities, viz: The Eev. Henry T. Lee, to the 
Diocese of Tennessee; the Kev. Jonathan B. Smith, to that of 
Alabama; and the Eev. Eobert B. Sutton, to that of Maryland. 

The Eev. Thomas G. Haughton has resigned the charge of 
Christ Church, JSTewbern, and accepted that of St. Luke's, 
Salisbury, vacated by the death of the Eev. J. H. Parker. The 
Eev. Alfred A. Watson has resigned the charge of Grace 
Church, Plymouth, and accepted that of Chrst Cliurch, Kew- 
bern. 

The Eev. Francis W. Hilliard has resigned the post of as- 
sistant Minister of St. Paul's Church, Edenton, and accepted 
that of Eector of Grace Church, Plymouth, together with St. 
Luke's, Washington County. The Eev. Mr. Bronson has taken 
charge of the Church of the Advent, Williamston, in addition 
to his former cure. 

The Eev. Samuel S. Barber has removed from Pitt County, 
arip%.how assisting the Eev. Mr. Wetmore in his extensive Mis- 
sionary field in Eowan, Davie, Davidson and L'edell Counties. 

The Eev. S. 0. Jft;^i^'ts has resigned the care of the Parishes 
of Trinity Church, Beaufort County, and St. Paul's Church, 
Greenville, and is about to take charge of Grace Church, Mor- 
ganton, and St. James's Church, Lenoir. 

The number of Clergymen now in the Diocese is forty-seven. 

During the last year, seven persons have been received as 
candidates for Deacon's Orders, three have been ordained to 
the Priesthood, four have been dropped, as to three of whom 
this was done at their own request, and the present number is 
ten, viz: Luther Eborn, William C. Hunter, Maurice H. Yaughan, 
Angelo A. Benton, Eobert Walker Anderson, John James 
Bishop, Edward Wooten, Eobert F. Lehman, William T. 
Picard, Bennet Smedes. 

The candidates for Priest's Orders are four, viz: Henry A. 
Skinner, Eobert Walker Anderson, Stephen Chester Eoberts, 
Bennet Smedes. 



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I have received notice from their respective Diocesans of the 
deposition from the sacred Ministry during the last year of J. 
A. Weed, Presbyter, of the Diocese of Virginia; of Calvin Mc- 
Guffy, Deacon, of the Diocese of Mississippi; and of Daniel 
Murphy, Priest, of the Diocese of Western 'New York. 

Among the events which have recently occurred to remind 
us of our feeble hold on earth, and of the nearness of the great 
account, has been the death of the Eight Eev. George Wash- 
ington Doane, late Bishop of Xew Jersey,^a man of great and 
varied talents, of surpassing energy, and of warm and affection- 
ate nature. A few days before, intelligence had come to us of 
the removal from the scene of his arduous and successful labors 
of the Eev. Dr. Johns of Baltimore, whose zeal and eloquence 
had given him so high a rank among the Clergy of our Coun- 
try. And in our own Diocese, besides the loss of one of the 
most valued and useful of the Clergy, we see vacancies in the 
ranks of our Laity, which can hardly be filled again in our day 
in the like manner, as they have been. Wilmington has lost 
Dr. Armand J. DeEosset, the patriarch of the Church, and the 
patriarch of the entire community, to whom not only his per- 
sonal friends, but the residents of the town generally, seemed to 
look with something of respectful affection, as if all had an 
interest in him, and over whose tottering steps, strangers in the 
streets watched as if they had been members of his family. 
His great age, his useful life, his religious character made him 
to be honored and venerated by all.__^The death of Mr. William 
Plummer of Warrenton, is a loss to the Diocese, as well as, 
though not equally with, his especial Parish. Such men 
strengthen the Church, far beyond the limits of the circle in 
which they live. When persons of such intelligence and worth 
are seen to derive satisfying light and consolation and strength 
from her doctrines and ordinances, it furnishes to others a very 
weighty testimony to the truth and value of her principles. 
Thus prepared or unprepared are we, one by one, flitting across 
the boundary line between time and eternity. May we ever 
be mindful of this, and exhibit in our entire conduct the 
chastening and elevating influence of an habitual reference to 
that eternity to which in truth we are so near. I feel that I 
ought not to conclude this Address without expressing publicly 
the gratitude which I feel to my fellow-christians out of our 



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own Communion, for the many instances of kindness I receive 
from them, and especially in the proffered use of their Churches 
in places where we have none. 

THOMAS ATKINSON. 

The President appointed the following Standing Committees: 
On the State of the Church— Rqy. K. S. Mason, D. D., Kev. 

J. B. Cheshire, Eev. M. A. Curtis, D. D., Rev. T. S. W. Mott, 

Rev. E. Geer. 

Comrnittee of Finance — Rev. R. B. Drane, D. D., and Rev. 
J. Buxton, of the Clergy; Hon. W. H. Battle, C. T. Haigh and 
Dr. Thomas H. Wright, of the Laity. 

Committee on Canons— Hqy. S. I. Johnston, D. D., Rev. A. 

A. Watson and Rev. George Benton, of the Clergy; Kemp P. 
Battle and M. Q. Waddel^ of the Laity. 

Committee on the Admission of JS'ew Congregations — Rev. 
J. C. Huske and Rev. E. M. Forbes, of the Clergy; Dr. A. J. 
DeRosset, of the Laity. 

On motion, adjourned to half-past 3 P. M. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. David Kerr, assisted 
by the Rev. Mr. Hall of Washington City; the Lessons were 
read by the Rev. J. B. Cheshire, assisted by the Rev. J. Bux- 
ton; and a Sermon preached by the Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D., 
from the 1st chapter of the 2d Epistle of St. Peter, 16th verse. 

3 J o'clock p. m. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

Rev. A. Smedes, D. D., and Rev. Messrs. W. E. Snowden 
and F. M. Hubbard, Clerical Members, appeared and took seats 
in the Convention. 

James L. Mills, a Delegate from St. James's, Iredell; John 
H. Bryan, a Delegate from Christ Church, Raleigh, and Joseph 

B. Batchelor, a Delegate from Emmanuel Church, Warrenton, 
appeared and took their seats. 

Edward W. Gilliam, a Candidate for Orders, took a seat in 
the Convention. 

The President appointed the following Standing Committees: 
Committee on Unfinished Business of the last Convention — 



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Kev. W. E. Snowden and Kev. F. Fitzgerald, of the Clergy; 
Peter E. Smith, of the Laity. 

Committee on Elections— 'Rq^ . J. T. Wheat, D. D., and Eev. 
C. T. Bland, of the Clergy; Moses W. Jarvis, of the Laity. 

Parochial Eeports were called for. They are' as follow: 

ST. PAUL'S CHUECH, WILMINGTON. 

Having officiated in this Church mainly, when in Wilmington, and it 
having no settled Minister as yet, it devolves on me to report its con- 
dition. 

Baptisms, _ ^ ^ 

Confirmations, of which one was in private, i ' 

Communicants „ 

Being yet in its infancy, not much has been done m the way ot con- 
tributions. Fifty dollars have however been contributed to the Church 
Book Society, and eleven dollars to Foreign Missions. __^^^^ .^.^ 
^' THOMAS ATKINSON. 

REPORT of the Rev. R. W. Barber, Missionary in Wilkes, Iredell 
and Yadkin Counties. 

ST. PAUL'S CHUECH, WILKESBOROUGH. 

Baptisms — Colored Infant, -'' 

Communicants — White 8, colored 2, 1^ 

Funeral — Colored Infant, ^ 

Assessments— For Bishop's salary, ^'-^ ^^ 

For Missionary Fund, ^& ^^ 

For Belief Fund, 5 00 

Contributions— Education Fund, 3 50 

Parochial objects, ^^ OU 

$76 50 

GWYN'S CHAPEL, WILKES COUNTY. 

Baptisms— Adult, white 5; Infant, white 2, colored 1, 8 

Confirmations — White, ^ 

Funeral — Colored Infant, | 

Communicants— White 9, colored 2, 11 

Contributions— Education Fund, ^o &^ 

Church Building Society, o 10 

814 60 
The members of the Church here being considered as a part of St. 
Paul's Parish, aided in the payment of the assessment thereon. 

RICHMOND HILL, YADKIN COUNTY. 
Baptisms — Colored Infant, ^ 



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Communicants — White, removed 1, present number 9 

Contributions — Bishop's Salary, $8 37 i 

I have officiated several times at Buck Shoals Factory, in this Coun- 
ty, and also at a place in Iredell County (Union Grove) six miles dis- 
tant. The number of Communicants at both places is 4. Of the as- 
sessment on St. Paul's Church, they paid 83. 

At Hamptonville, in Yadkin County, I officiated last Fall at a buri- 
al; and in the evening of the same day I preached again, and baptized 
1 white infant and 3 colored children. There lives here one white 
Communicant. K. W. BAEBER. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ROCKFISH. 

Rev. GrEORGE Benton, Rector. 

Baptisms— White, Infant 15, Adult 11, 26 

Confirmations — White, 21 
Communicants — White, lost by death 1; lost by removal 

6j present number, 43 

Catechumens — White, 44 

Marriage — Colored, 1 

Funerals — White, 5 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $15 00 

Relief Fund, 4 00 

Other objects, 30 00 



$49 00 
GEORGE BENTON. 

ST. LUKE'S, LINCOLNTON. 

Rev. C. T. Bland, Rector. 

Baptisms — Infants, white 1, colored 1, 2 
Burials — Adults, white 1, colored 1; Infants, white 3, 

colored 1, 6 

Confirmations — White 4, colored 1, 5 

Marriages — White 1, colored 2, . 3 

S. School Teachers, 4 

Scholars, white 16, colored 30, 46 

Parochial School, Scholars, 13 

Parishioners, over 14, white 48, colored 11, 59 

" under 14, white, 26 

Communicants — White 30, colored 7, 37 

Contributions — Weekly Ofi'ertory, $55 39 

Bishop's salary, 15 00 

Diocesan Missions, 15 00 

Relief Fund, 3 60 



$88 99 
The Rector has held at the Parish Church, for general congregation 



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108 services, for colored exclusively 20, and administered the Lord's 
Supper 13 times, and 3 times in private. 

In addition to the above, 6 services have been held at Beattie's Ford, 
18 miles from Lincolnton, Communion 1, and 4 services at a place 14 
miles from Lincolnton on the same Sunday. 

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, SHELBY. 

Rev. C. T. Bland, in charge. 

Parishioners — Adults 9, children 8, 17 

Communicants, 4 

Baptism — White Adult, 1 

Services since Nov. last, 10 

Lord's Supper 1, in private 2, 3 

In addition to my own, 4 services have been given by Mr. A. W. 
Burton, Lay Reader. 

By request of the Bishop I began regular services at this place, on 
the 2d Sunday in Jan'y last. Finding the required number of persons, 
the Parish was immediately organized, and measures taken to build a 
Church. 

A lot has been presented by one of the little congregation, others 
have exerted themselves to raise a sufficient amount to carry on the 
work of erecting the house. The building Committee is now receiving 
bids. 

In conclusion it is hoped, that those whom God has blessed with 
means, will not forget to expend the interest, in advancing His cause in 
the more needy parts of His vineyard. 

C. T. BLAND. 

TRINITY CHURCH, ASHEVILLE. 

Rev. Jarvis Buxton, Rector. 

Baptism.s — White, Infant 3, Adult 1; colored, child 1, 5 
Catechumens — White 15, colored 25, 40 
Communicants — Number last year 26; added by first Com- 
munion 2; suspended 3; present number, • 25 
Confirmations — White, 3 
Marriages — Colored, 2 
Funerals — White, Infant 2, Adult 1; colored. Adult 2, 5 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $9 00 
Bishop's Salary, 8 00 
Relief Fund, 2 40 
For Church Building Society, (by collec- 
tion) to Bishop Atkinson, 35 00 
By subscription to ditto, 12 00 
For Parochial uses and charities, 35 97 



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ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, RUTHERFORDTON. 

I have visited this Parish monthly since last December. I find the 
old congregation very much reduced by deaths and removals, but un- 
diminished in zeal. 

Baptisms — Colored, Infants 17; Adult, white 1, colored 2, 20 

Confirmations, 4 

Communicants, 15 

Burials— White, Infimt 1, Adult 1, 2 

Contributions — On two Communions, 8-1 00 
For Parochial assessment. 

JARVIS BUXTON. 

CALVARY CHURCH, TAWBOROUGH. 

Rev. Jos. Blount Cheshire, Rector. 



Baptisms — Infant, white 5, colored 1, 


6 


Communicants — (2 of whom have died,) white 27 


,col'd4, 31 


Marriages, 


3 


Burials, 


3 


Ofi"erings — Education Fund, 


849 00 


Domestic Missions, 


40 00 


Foreign Missions, 


38 00 


Diocesan " 


50 00 


Relief Fund, 


10 00 


Bishop's Assessment, 


50 00 


Church Building Society, 


96 00 



8333 00 
TRINITY CHURCH, SCOTLAND NECK. 

Rev. Jos. Blount Cheshire, Rector. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 8, colored 15; Adult, white 3, 

colored 3, 29 

Confirmations — White 3, colored 2, 5 

Communicants — (10 added, 1 died,) white 56, colored 9, 65 

Marriage, 1 

Burials, 9 

Offerings— Education Fund, 835 00 

Domestic Missions, 40 00 



Foreign " 


40 00 


Diocesan " 


65 00 


Relief Fund, 


12 00 


Bishop's Assessment, 


48 00 


Church Building Society, 


30 00 



S270 00 
JOS. BLOUNT CHESHIRE. 



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2 


884 00 


4 


00 


15 69 


50 


00 


19 


50 


163 


87 



31 

ST. MATTHEW^S CHUECH, HILLSBOROUGH. 

Rev. M. A. Curtis, Rector. 

Communicants — White, (3 removed,) 

Baptisms — Infant, white 3, colored 13, 

Confirmation — AVhite, 

Marriage — White, 

Funerals — White, 

Conventional Assessment, 

Church Building Society, 

Foreign and Domestic Missions, 

Monument to late Rector, Mr. Donnelly, 

Ravenscroft Ch. Book Society, 

Parochial, 

$337 06 
Monthly Services are held at Graham, when not Providentially hin- 
dered. 

ST. MARY'S CHAPEL, ORANGE COUNTY. 

Rev. M. A. Curtis, Minister. 

Communicants — (Died 1, removed 2,) 6 

Baptisms— White, Adult 1, Infant 1, 2 

A neat Chapel, of brick, has just been completed, at a cost of about 
$2000. 

Services monthly, except in Winter. In the evenings of the same 
Sundays. I officiated several times at South Lowell, Orange County. 

M. A. CURTIS. 

CALVARY CHURCH, WADESBOROUGH. 

Rev. S. D. Davenport, Deacon. 

Baptisms— White, Infants 2, Adult 2, 4 

Catechumens — About 20 

Confirmations — White 6, colored 4, 10 
Communicants — Number last year, white 27; added by 

first Communion 3; lost by removal 2, total now, 28 
Burials — White 1, colored 1, 2 
Contributions — Bishop's salary, Relief Fund and Domes- 
tic Missions, 852 50 
For Parochial purposes, 126 00 



8178 50 



The congregation of this Parish have erected a large and comfortable 
vestry-room, which will soon be completed. 

There has also been obtained by one of the ladies of the congregation 
a handsome Communion set. S. D. DAVENPORT. 



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ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, WASHINGTON COUNTY, N 



Baptisms — White^ Infant 5, colored 1; Adult^ white 1, 

colored 2, 9 

Confirmations — White 1, colored 2, 3 

Communicants — Number last year, white 23; added by 

first Communion, white 1, colored 2; lost by removal, 

white 1, total now, white 23, colored 2, 25 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions^ 87 00 

Bishop's salary, 7 50 

Relief Fund, 2 40 



$16 90 
Since the Rev. Alfred A. Watson resigned the Rectorship of St. 
Luke's Church, the Parish has been temporarily supplied by the Rev. 
Geo. Patterson. 

HENRY DOWNING, Sen. Warden. 

ST. JAMES'S PARISH, WILMD^GTON. 

Rev. Robert B. Drane, D. D., Rector. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 39, colored 15, 54 

Catechumens — TV'^hite, 60 

Confirmations — White 7, colored 1, 8 

Communicants — Number last year, white 296, colored 24; 
added by first Communion, white 6, colored 1; lost 
by death, white 13, ditto by removal, white 27, col'd 



13, total now, white 257, colored 11, 


268 


Marriages — White 10, colored 1, 




11 


Funerals — White 25, colored 2, 




27 


Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 




$350 00 


Bishop's salary. 




300 00 


Relief Fund, 




60 00 


Domestic Missions, 




100 00 


Foreign Missions, 




102 00 


Education Com. 




57 53 


Parochial charity, 




412 36 


Other objects, 




3594 22 




S4976 11 




ROBERT 


B. DRANE, 



ST. STEPHEN'S PARISH, GOLDSBOROUGH. 

Rev. Frederick FitzGerald, Rector. 

Baptisms — White, Adult 2, Infant 4; Colored, Infant 2, 8 
Confirmations — White, 7 

Communicants — Number last year 26; lost by death 2, by 
removal 2, withdrawn 1; added by removal 5, by 
first communion 3; present number, white, 30 



33 



Marriages — White, 


3 


Burial — Colored Infant, 


1 


Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 


$5 00 


Bishop's salary, 


15 00 


Belief Fund, 


5-00 


Church Building Society, 


6 00 


Parochial objects, 


3,413 00 



$8,444 00 
During the past year, the Services have been well attended. The 
Church edifice is now all completed, except the tower and spire. Thus 
far its cost is about $8,500. 

As it stands, in its strength, durability and beauty of proportion, 
may it continue for ages, a fit emblem of the unchangeableness and ex- 
cellence of our holy Church I 

Of the above reported Confirmations, one person was from Newbern, 
one from Pittsborough, and one from Stantonsburg. 

ST. MARK'S PARISH, HALIFAX. 

Rev. F. FitzGerald, Rector, 

Baptism — White Adult, 1 

Confirmation — White, 1 

Communicants — Number last year 8; lost by removal 1, 

added by first Communion 1; present number 8 

Contributions — Diocesan Assessment, $4 00 

Church Building Society, 10 85 

For Fence around Churchyard, about 200 00 



$214 85 
On the 1st of January I took charge of this Parish. Since I resigned 
my former cure of it, in 1854, it has suiFered greatly from death, re- 
movals, and a lack of Church Services. Circumstances, however, at 
present cause me to have great hopes for the future. From the loss of 
such a man as the late Mr. F. S. Marshall, this Parish cannot soon re- 
cover. I officiate here once a month. 

WILSON. 

In charge of Rev. F. FitzGtERALD. 

Communicants, 6 

Baptism — White Infant, (by the Bishop,) 1 

I have taken charge of this interesting Missionary Station, and intend 
to officiate as often as possible. Before another year is ended, I hope 
to be able to report a Church edifice ready for Consecration. 

F. FITZGERALD. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ELIZABETH CITY. 

Rev. E. M. Forbes, Rector. 

Baptisms— White, Infant 14, Adult 2, 16 

3 



Catecliumens — White, 70 

Confirmations — White, 6 

Communicants — Added by first Communion, white 6; 

lost by removal, white 2, colored 1; withdrawn, 

white 1, colored 3; total now, white 71, colored 6, 77 

Marriages — White 2, colored 2, 4 

Funerals — White, 4 

Contributions — Diocesan 3Iissions, 850 00 

Bishop's salary, 40 00 

Relief Fund, 13 00 

Domestic and Foreign Missions, 91 00 

Other objects, 1,595 00 



$1,789 00 
E. M. FORBES. 

CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY, LEAKSYILLE. 

Rev, J. L. Gay, Rector. 

Baptisms— Aduh 1, Infant 1, 2 
Confirmations, 4 
Communicants — Added by first Communion 2, by re- 
moval 5; present number 30 
Marriages, 3 
Funerals, 2 
Contributions — Bishop's salary^ 810 00 
Diocesan Missions, 12 00 
Relief Fund, 5 00 



827 00 

The present Minister took charge of this Parish early in June last, 
since when regular services have been kept up on the first and third 
Sundays in each month; also on the principal Holy Days, and on the 
Sundays that succeeded them. The attendance, which was small at 
first, and even now not large, has been increasing for some months past. 
We have no Sunday School proper, though a small one is kept by a de- 
voted Churchman at a school-house in the village. There has been 
much talk about painting the Church and procuring an Organ, but as 
yet it has resulted in nothing more. In connection with this Parish, 
regular Services are now held at the Leaksville Factory. Service has 
also been held at the Academy in the Meadows: several also in the 
Church for servants, and on the estates of two of my Parishioners, for 
their servants. 

In connection also with this Parish, a monthly Service has been reg- 
ularly held at Zion Chapel, on Mount Mayo, 10 miles distant, where 
the attendance is rather good and increasing. There is particularly a 
gratifying increase in the responses, and in devotional propriety and 
fervor. 

On the afternoons of the days given to this Chapel, there has been, 
since January, a regular Service maintained in the town of Madison, 



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where tlius far the attendance has been very good, We have one Com- 
municant here. 

A monthly Service has also been held, since July last, in the town of 
Yanceyville, in Caswell County, where our prospects are not very hope- 
ful. We have been much disheartened by the removal thence of our 
only active and zealous Layman, and by the difficulty of procuring a 
decent place in which to worship. We have but one Communicant 
here. Four neo-ro children have been baptized here. 

J. L. GAY. 



ST. PETER'S CHURCH, WASHINOTON. 

Rev. Edwin GtEER, Rector. 



Baptisms— Adult 2, Infant 2G, 






28 


Confirmations, 








10 


Communicants- 


— Added 10, removed 3, 


died 


3, 


145 


Marriages, 








6 


Funerals, 








7 


Contributions- 


-Diocesan Missions, 
Bishop's salary. 
Relief Fund, 
Domestic Missions, 
Foreign Missions, 
Ch. Building Society, 






S160 00 
150 00 
35 00 
29 50 
IS 00 
15 00 




Collection at Bishop's visitation for do. 35 00 




Ravenscroft Church Book Society, 


16 00 




Parochial Charity, 






80 50 




S539 00 








EDWIN GEER 



ZION PARISH, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 

Rev. Israel HardinG; Rector. 
Baptisms — White, Adult 1, Infant 4; colored, Infant 4, 9 



Confirmations- 


-White, 








5 


Communicants- 


— White 59, colored 5, 








64 


Funerals, 










3 


Gontributions- 


-Bishop's salary. 
Missionary Fund, 
Reliaf Fund, 
Education Fund, 








^10 00 

10 00 

3 30 

1 70 




Church Building Sac 


iefcy, 


(by 


the 






Bishop,) 








4 70 




Parochial purposes, 








110 00 



8139 70 



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ST. THOMxVS'S CHURCH, BATH. 

Baptisms — White, Adult 1, Infant 2; colored, Adult 2, 

Infant 7, 12 

Confirmations — White 7, colored 5, 12 

Communicants — White 28, colored 3, 31 

Funeral, 1 

Contributions — Bishop's salary, $10 00 

Diocesan Missions, 2 77 
Church Building Society, (by the 

Bishop,) ' 5 39 



$18 16 







8 






13 




812 


00 


y, collected 








2 


35 




S14 


35 


ISRAEL HARDING. 



ST. JOHN'S, DURHAM'S CREEK. 

Baptisms — White Infant, 
Confirmations — White, 
Communicants — White 12, colored 1, 
Contributions — Bishop's salary, 

Church Building Society 
at Bishop's visitation. 



ST. LUKES CHURCH, SALISBURY. 

Rev. T. G-. Hauqhton, Rector. 

Baptisms — White Infant, 6 

Catechumens — White, 30 

Confirmation — White 1, colored 1, 2 

Communicants — Number last year, 75; added by first - 

Communion, white 1, colored 1; ditto by removal, 

colored 1; lost by removal, white 5; total now, white 

66, colored 4, 70 

Marriages — White, 5 

Funerals — White, 3 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $40 00 

Bishop's salary, 40 00 

Relief Fund, 10 00 

Domestic Missions, 25 00 

Parochial objects, 96 09 

Other objects, 10 00 

$221 09 
T. G. HAUGHTON. 

GRACE CHURCH, PLYMOUTH. 

Rev. F.'iANCis W. HiLLiARD, Rector. 

Baptisms — Adult, white 6, colored 1; Infant, white 5, 

colored 6, 18 



3T 

Confirmations — AYhite 6, colored 1, 7 

Marriage — White, 1 

Burials — Wliite 3, colored 4, 7 

Communicants — White 43, colored 5, 48 

Catechumens, about 50 

Contributions — Bishop's salar}- and Contingent Fund, 818 00 

Missionary Fund, (Diocesan,) 18 00 

Belief Fund, 3 60 

Church Building Society, 22 00 

$61 60 
The undersigned has had charge of this Parish since the first Sunday 
in April 1859. For Services during the preceding three months, the 
Parish is greatly indebted to the Bev. G-eo. Patterson. 

FRANCIS W. HILLIABB. 

EMMANUEL CHUBCH, WABBENTON. 

Bev. William Hodges, Bector. 

Baptisms— White, Infant 15, Adult 1, ^ 16 
Communicants — Added by first Communion 5, by re- 
moval 3; died 1, removed 2; present number 55 
Confirmations, 3 
Marriages, 5 
Funerals, 5 
Sunday School — Pupils in regular attendance, 40 
Teachers, 8 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $75 
Bishop's salary, 67 
Behef Fund, 18 
Domestic Missions, 20 
Foreign Missions, 10 
Parochial and other objects, about 520 



$710 
W. HODaES. 

REPORT of Rev. F. 31. Hiibhard, Professor in the University of N. C. 

I have rendered such service for the Clergy and Parishes in my 
vicinity, as there has been occasion for. 

F. M. HUBBABD. 

REPORT of Rev. N. Collin Huf/hes, Rector of St. Bartliolomeio' s 
Church, Pitt'ihorouQh, and of St. Mark's Church, Deep Riiser. 

ST. BABTHOLOMEW^S CHUBCH, PITTSBOBOUGH. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 8, colored 20, 28 

Confirmations — White, 6 



38 



Communicants — Died 1, removed 3, added 5j present 

number, white 37, colored 4, 
Marriage — White, 

Funerals— White, Adult 2, Infant 1, 
Collections — Diocesan Missions, 

Episcopal Fund, 

Relief Fund, 

Education Fund, 

Church Building Society, 

Gen. Domestic Missions, 

Other objects, 



ST. MARK'S CHURCH, DEEP RIVER. 

Baptism — White Infant, 
Confirmation — White, 
Communicants — White, 8 

Collections — Diocesan Missions, S6 44 

Church Building Society, 6 00 



41 


1 


3 


$45 00 


40 00 


12 60 


19 3T 


19 00 


4 00 


185 00 


S324 87 


It. 

1 


1 



$12 44 

Occasional services have been held at Egypt, on Deep River, During 
a great portion of the year I have been unable fully to discharge my 
duties, and have received very important assistance from the Rev. 3Ir. 
Holmes. Mr. T. Emery has also aided me as Lay Reader at the Gulf and 
Egypt, on Deep River. N. COLLIN HUGHES. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, FAYETTEVILLE. 



Rev. Joseph C. Huske, Rector. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 9, colored 1; white Adult 4, 14 

Catechumens, about 150 

Confirmations — White 9, colored 1, 10 

Communicants — Number last year, white 151, colored 
15; added by first Communion, white 7, colored 1; 
ditto by removal, white 3; lost by death, white Ij 
ditto by removal, white 4; total now, white 156, 
colored 16, 172 

Marriages — White 4, colored 4, 8 

Funerals — White 9, colored 3, 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 
Bishop's salary. 
Relief Fund, 
Domestic Missions, 
Foreign Missions, 
Sunday School, 
Parochial objects. 
Other objects, 

gll22 49 



12 


$320 00 


280 00 


60 00 


83 50 


66 84 


69 15 


218 00 


25 00 



39 

The condition of this congregation is in many respects encouraging 
to the Rector. There has been'; during my connection with it, a grad- 
ual increase in the number of the Communicants, and an improvement 
as respects reaidar attendance at the celebration of the Holy Commu- 
nion, which is considered a good sign of growth in spiritual life. For 
surely the Holy Communion is not only a great means of grace, needtul 
to oTowth in grace, but also a test of spiritual life, divinely appointed 
and not imagined or self-imposed, and its faithful observance the sure 
mark of an awakened and rightly instructed conscience. 

Durin^^ the year, I have preached at Clinton, Sampson County, and 
bantized^there 1 white and 1 colored Inftmt, and married 1 white couple. 

I have preached at Lumberton, Robeson County, also, and baptized 
1 white Infant. There are three Communicants of the Church there, 
and I believe our Services, if statedly performed, would ^e usefuland 
acceptable. J- ^- HUfeKL. 

ST. PAUL'S PARISH, EDENTON. 

Rev. Sam'l I. Johnston, Rector. 

Baptisms— White, Infant 9, Adult 1; colored, Infant 21, 

Adult 2, . ^^ 

Communicants — Added by first Communion 16, ditto by 

removal 2, present number, 164 

Confirmations — White 5, colored 7, 12 

Marriages — White 3, colored 5, S 
Burials — Infmi, white 1, colored 2; colored. Adult 8,^ ^^ 11 

Diocesan Missions, ^'^'^'^ ^^ 

Bishop's salary, 266 00 

RehefFund, ^ f 00 

Domestic Missions, -'-^ -^ 

Foreign Missions, ^ °^ 1^ 

For Parochial purposes, » 311 OJ 

§904 41 
SAM'L I. JOHNSTON. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, LOUISBURG. 

Rev. David Kerr, Rector. 

Baptism — White Infant, 

Confirmation — White, 

Communicants— White, number last year 23; added 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 

Bishop's salary. 

Relief Fund, 

Church Building Society, 

Domestic Missions, 

Foreign Missions, 

Parochial objects, 

Offerings at Communion, 

$180 19 





1 




1 


1, 


24 


822 


00 


20 


00 


4 


50 


12 


05 


6 


10 


3 


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74 


73 


37 


06 



40 

There have been regular services in this Church, both morning and 
evening, on every Sunday — and during Lent, on every Wednesday and 
Friday, — and daily during Passion Week. There have been two Ser- 
mons on each Sunday, one on Ash-Wednesday and Good Friday, and a 
Lecture on each Friday afternoon during Lent. I have preached twice 
at St. Stephen's Church, Oxford, to large and attentive congregations, 
and once at the Franldinton Depot of the Kaleigh and Gaston II. Road. 
It was my desire to have made this latter point a regular Missionary 
Station, but after visiting it several times with a view to services there, 
found it too fully occupied. DAVID KERR. 

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR, JACKSON. 

Rev. Frederic Lightbourn, Minister. 
Baptisms — Infant, white 2, colored 2, 4 



Confirmation, 


1 


Communicants, 


13 


Contributions — Bishop's salary. 


$S 00 


Relief Fund, 


2 40 


Missionary Fund, 


9 00 


Church Building Society, 


11 30 



30 70 

Services every alternate Sunday morning for the white congregation, 
and afternoon for the colored. Every Friday evening for both. 

One Sunday in every month, and an occasional evening at the plan- 
tation of H. K. Burgwyn, E&q. Once a month at Gaston. 

These eervices have been usually well attended, and this too, in a 
very devout manner. 

The above report dates from February 1st of the present year, at 
which time my connection with the Parish began. 

FREDERIC LIGHTBOURN. 

CHRIST CHURCH, RALEIGH. 

Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D., Rector. 

Baptisms— White, Adult 1, Infant 9, 10 

Catechumens, about 50 

Confirmations — White 2, colored 1, 3 

Communicants — Number last year 126; added by re- 
moval 8, by first Communion 5; lost by death, white 
1, by removal 6; present No., white 122, colored 9, 131 

Marriage — White, 1 

Funerals — White, 3 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $320 00 

Bishop's salary, 280 00 

Relief Fund, GO 00 

Domestic and Foreign Missions, 120 85 

Parochial objects, 143 45 

Other objects, 106 22 



$1029 52 



41 

Besides tlie Confirmations here noticed, three young men of the Par- 
ish were confirmed at Chapel Hill. 

R. S. MASON. 

REPORT of Rev. Daniel Morrellcj Deacon, Wayne Institute and 
JSiormal College, Goldshorougli. 

Besides attending to the regular duties of my School, I have, during 
the earlier part of the past Conventional year, assisted the Rector of St. 
Stephen's in keeping up a daily Service. On Sundays I have held ser-" 
vices and preached, occasionally, in his absence. For the past two 
months I have held Sunday services and preached in St. Paul's Church, 
Wilmington. DANIEL MORRELLE. 



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ST. PETER'S CHURCH, CHARLOTTE. 

Rev. T. S. W. MoTT, Rector. 



Number of families, 




17 


Communicants — Added 7, removed 9, 




31 


Baptisms — Adult, white 4, colored 4; 


Lifant, 


white 9, 


colored 3, 




20 


Confirmations, 




9 


Sunday Scholars — White and colored. 




15 


Contributions — Bishop's salary, , 




m 50 


Missionary Fund, 




30 00 


Relief Fund, 




4 80 


Church Building Society, 


20 00 


Parochial objects, 




500 00 



3562 30 

Of the amount above-named as contributed to Parochial objects, a 
very large proportion has been raised during the past year in a renewed 
efi'ort to relieve the Parish from its embarrassments. The Rector is 
happy to report its financial condition much improved. In consequence 
of this new efibrt on our own part, the kindness and liberality of many 
of the citizens of Charlotte, not of our Communion, who have manifest- 
ed in this respect a spirit worthy of all praise, and especially in conse- 
quence of the generous response of our christian brethren in South 
Carolina and G-eorgia to his personal appeals, the debt has been so re- 
duced that he is not without great hopes of clearing it entirely off 
during the Conventional year next ensuing. 

T. S. W. MOTT. 

ST. DAVID'S CHURCH, SCUPPERNONG, WASHINGTON CO. 

Rev. Joseph W. Murphy, Rector. 
Rev. Reginald H. Murphy, Deacon. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 10, colored 5; colored Adult 3, 18 
Catechumens, (in three Sunday Schools.) about 45 



CoiiSriiidiiouv — White 1, (in Plymouth;) colored 3, 
Communicants — Number last year, white 56, colored 14; 
added by first Communion, colored 3; ditto by re- 
moval, white 1, colored 3; total now, white 57, co- 
lored 20, 
Burials — White 3, colored 3, 
Marriages — ^ White, 

Contributions — Bishop's salary, kc, (Assessment,) 
Diocesan Missions, 
Relief Fund, 

Permanent Episcopal Fund, 
Education Fund, 
Domestic 3Iissions, 
Foreign Missions, 

S. S. U. and Church Book Society, 
Church Building Society, by collec- 
tion at Bishop's visitation, 
Ravenscroft Church Book Society, 
Support of two native children in 

African Mission. 40 00 





77 




6 




3 


834 


00 


38 


00 


9 


60 


100 


25 


O 


40 


99 


55 


76 


58 


10 


29 


43 


65 


16 


25 



8471 57 
JOSEPH W. MURPHY. 

EFFORT of Her. Reginald H. MuvjjJvj, Deacon, Scujypernoug, Wash- 
ington County. 

Since my ordination, which took place April 3d, I have continued in 
charge of St. David's School, at Scuppernong, in the Parish of Rev. 
Joseph W. 3Iurphy, and have rendered such assistance to the Rector 
as was necessary. REGINALD H. MURPHY. 

REPORT of the Rev. George Patterson, in charge of the Mission at 
Ct/press Grove, Washington County. 

Baptisms — White Int^mt, 2 

Communicants — Number last year 7, added by removal 

1; present number 8 

Funerals, 2 

This Mission is solely indebted, under God, for its support, to the 
liberality of Josiah Collins, Esq., who has not only wished it well, but 
whose wishes and words have always been hardened into deeds. By his 
means, services have been held at this Station on two Sunday mornings 
of each month, at which times the Missionary has always found good 



REPORT of the Rev. George Patterson, in charge of the Chapel at 
Lake Scuppernong, Washington County. 

Baptisms— Colored, Infant 24, Adult 10, 34 

Catechumens— -White 2, colored 230, 232 



43 

Confirmations — White 1, colored 20, 21 

Communicants — Number last year, white 2, colored 162; 
added by first Communion, white 1, colored 20; lost 
by death, colored 3; by removal, white 1; total now, 
white 2, colored 179, 181 

Marriages — Colored, 7 

Funerals — Colored, 24 

Contributions — Permanent Relief Fund, $140 00 

The undersigned begs most respectfully to report, in addition to the 
above, that he has performed the following oincial acts in neighboring 
Parishes, which he supposes will be duly returned by the respective 
Rectors of the same, to- wit: 

Baptisms — Infant, white 3, colored 4; white Adult 3, 10 

Marriao-e — White, 1 

GEO. PATTERSON. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, WILLIAMSBOROUCH. 

Rev. H. H. Prout, Rector. 

Baptisms — Adult, colored 1; Infant, white 10, colored 6, 17 
Confirmed, 2 

Communicants — Removed 6, repelled 1, added 2: present 

number, 19 

Burials, *' 5 

Sunday School Scholars, 23 

Teachers, 5 

Contributions — General Missions, §8 00 

Church Building, 24 00 



$32 00 
The Sunday afternoon service is held for the blacks and has been on 
the whole well attended. Services have been held at the houses of 
several members of the Parish for the servants of the plantations remote 
from the Church. 

Something more than a hundred dollars have been expended by some 
members of the Parish, in putting up blinds for the windows of the 
Church. Four families have removed from the Parish, reducing its 
pecuniary ability considerably, as well as throwing some discouragement 
over it, for the present, in regard to higher interests. 

CHURCH OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS, HENDERSON. 

Baptisms — Adult, white 2, Infant 4; colored 40, 46 

Communicants — Died 1, added 4, present number, 31 

Marriage, 1 

Confirmed, 4 

Burial, 1 

Collected for General Missions, $10 00 

In this Parish the Sunday afternoon service has been for the colored 

population, and generally a good congregation has attended. The aim 

has been to impart at least so much knowledge of truth, and to so in- 



form and quicken the conscience as to afford a foundation for a steady 
christian character. This work is at present interrupted through an 
effort of popuLar revivaHsm. At the houses of some of the Parishioners 
services have been held for the blacks with very pleasing encourage- 
ment. On the fifth Sundays of the month occurring during the year, 
services have been held at the station called Kedar, but are at present 
discontinued. H. H. PROUT. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, GREENVILLE. 

Rev. S. C. Roberts, Deacon. 



Baptisms — Infant, white 3, colored 2, 


5 


Confirmations, 


4 


Communicants, 


26 


Burials, 


2 


Marriage, 


1 


Contributions — Bishop's salary, 


815 00 


Missionary Fund, 


15 00 


Relief Fund, 


3 60 


Education Fund, 


2 00 


Parochial purposes, 


10 00 



$45 60 
TRINITY CHAPEL, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 



Baptisms — Infant, white 14, colored 2; 


Adult, white 4, 


colored 9, 


29 


Confirmations, 


15 


Communicants — White 42, colored 12, 


54 


Catechumens, 


40 


Funerals— White 2, colored 3, 


5 


Marriages — White, 


4 


Contributions — Bishop's salary. 


$24 00 


Missionary Fund, 


27 00 


Relief Fund, 


5 00 


Education Fund, 


4 20 



860 20 
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, PITT COUNTY. 

Baptisms — Infant, 

Confirmations, 

Communicants, 

Burials, 

Contributions — Bishop's salary. 

Missionary Fund, 

Relief Fund, 

824 90 



3 


2 


27 


3 


87 50 


15 00 


2 40 



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Since Rev. Mr. Barber resigned the charge of this Parish, I have 
officiated there three times. 

S. C. EGBERTS. 

REPORT of the Rev. W. W. SMles, Deacon. 

I have performed Divine Service at the following places since last 
Convention, viz: Once a month at Lower Wataugaj once a month at 
Jefferson, Ashe County, except January. I was in Wilkesborough at 
the meeting of Convocation in February. I was prevented unavoidably 
from filling my appointment. I held Divine Service in St. James's 
Church, Lenoir, Caldwell County, seven Sundays, and baptized two In- 
fants. One Sunday in the Valley of the Yadkin. I baptized one In- 
fant in the Valley. Three Sundays at Grace Church, Morganton. One 
Service on a week day, on John's River in Burke County: baptized one 
white Infant at the same time. I baptized one white Infant near Mor- 
ganton, and one colored Adult and two colored Infants. One Sunday 
on New River, in Ashe County. One Sunday on Lynnville, in Watau- 
ga County. The first week in August I went, in company with Rev. 
R. W. Barber, to Hendersonville, Henderson County, to attend Convo- 
cation. We performed several Services there. First Sunday in Au- 
gust we were in Asheville. I baptized one white Adult at Jefferson, 
Ashe County. I have held occasional Services at the following places, 
viz: At Easter Chapel, at a School-house near Valle Crucis, at Elk 
Cross Roads in Ashe County, and twice at Valle Crucis. 

Baptisms — Adult, white 1, colored 1; Infant, white 5, 

colored 2, 9 

Confirmations — At Valle Crucis 4, at Jefferson 1, 5 

Communicants — Added by first Communion, white 7; 

lost by removal 3; present number 23 

Offering for Church Building Society, ^7 25 

" for other purposes, 1 37 



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W. W. SKILES. 

ST. MARY'S CHURCH, GATESVILLE. 

Rev. H. A. Skinner, Deacon. 

Baptisms — White, Adult 1, Infant 2; colored Infant 3, 6 

Funerals — White Adult 2; colored Infant 4, 6 

Communicants — White 21, colored 1, 22 

During the past Conventional year I have visited Gates County regu- 
larly, except when hindered by unforeseen causes, holding services al- 
ternately at Gatesville and at Lassiter's Chapel, .eight miles distant; ex- 
cept on the fourth Sunday of every month, which, being the Commu- 
nion Sunday, has been supplied by the Rev. W. E. &iowden. Al- 
though the destruction of the Church in Gatesville greatly disheartened 
the congregation, they have taken courage and are now more hopeful. 
I have myself made arrangements for rebuilding the Church, of brcck, 



and tlie work will be begun within a month; whilst Lassiter's Chapel is 
already undergoing a xevy considerable enlargement. 

The ground is broken in Gates Count}', and so far as I can judge, the 
prospects of the Church there are most cheering. 

H. A. SKINNER. 

ST. MARY'S SCHOOL, RALEIGH, N. C. 

Right Rev. Tiios. Atkinson, D. D., Visiter. 
Rev. Aldert Smedes, D. D., Rector. 

This School continues to prosper. There are seventy-eight boarding 
and thirty day pupils, for whose instruction twelve teachers are con- 
stantly employed. 

Communicants — (Pupils 27,) in all. 
Baptisms, — Infant, 
Burials, 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 
Relief Fund, 
Rev. J. Lloyd Breck, 
Education of a child in Africa, 
Domestic Missions, 
Foreign Missions, 

§297 00 
An interesting class is in readiness for Confirmation, and is awaiting 
the convenience of the Bi.shop for a visitation. 

ALDERT SMEDES. 

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, HERTFORD, PERQUI- 
xMONS COUNTY. 

Rev. W. E. Snowden, Rector. 
Rev. H. A. Skinner, Deacon. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 7, colored 12; xVdult, colored 8, 

Confirmations — White 4. colored 4, 

Communicants — White o4, colored 4, 

Marriages — Colored, 

Funerals — White 8, colored 5, 

Contributions — Diocesan 3Iis3ions, 

Bishop's salary. 

Relief Fund, 





40 




1 




1 


S150 00 


12 


00 


35 


00 


25 


00 


50 


00 


25 


00 



[«, 


'^t 




8 




38 




2 




8 


§30 


00 


27 


00 


2 


40 



$59 40 



ST. MA]{Y'S, GATESVILLE. 



The statistics of Gates are reported by Mr. Skinner. My own act^ 
there, besides administering the Holy Communion, have been: 

Baptism — White Infant. 1 

Funeral — White. 1 



40 


5 


ed 1; 


17 


2 


$5 00 


2 50 


2 50 


259 46 



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ST. BARNABAS' CHURCH, WOODYILLE, PERQUIMONS CO. 

There is no change in the statistics of this Parish . 

W. E. SNOWDEN. 

ST. PAUL'S CHUECH, BEAUFORT. 

Rev. D. D. Van Antwerp, Rector. 

Baptisms — Children 3, Adult 2, 

Catechumens — White, about 

Confirmations — "White, 

Communicants — Number last year, white 9, colored 

added by first Communion 5, by removal 3 
Funerals, 
Contributions — Bishop's salary and contingent. 

Missionary Fund, 

Relief Fund, 

Parochial objects, 

$'2ryo 46 
It affords me pleasure to inform the Bishop, that during the past year 
the debt on the Church has been reduced about two hundred dollars, A 
bell weighing 147 lbs., of pure and rich tone, has been procured tor the 
service of the Church. About seventy-five dollars have been raised and 
expended on the interior of the Church, toward the completion of the 
edifice. It is gratifying to be able also to say that my congregation is 
growing, and tliat St. Paul's School, in connection with the Church, has 
numbered 40 scholars durino- the pjist term. 

D. D. VxVN ANTWERP. 

ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH, SMITHYILLE. 

Rev. Jonathan A. Wainv/right, Rector. 

Baptism — White, 1 

Confirmations, 2 

Communicants — White 16, colored 1, 17 

Funerals, 3 

Contributions — Bishop's salary, S26 00 

JONATHAN A. WAINWRIGHT. 

GRACE CHURCH, MORGANTON. 

Baptisms — White Infant, 3 

Catechumens— White 20, colored 30, 50 

^Confirmations— White 3. colored 2, 5 

Communicants — Number last year, white 32, colored 2; 
added by first Communion, white 2, colored 1; by 
removal, white 2; lost by removal, white 1; total 
now, white 35, colored 3, 88 

Funeral — White, 1 



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Contributions 



-Diocesan Missions, (by weekly 


offer- 




ings 815, in other ways f827 


40,) 


U2 40 


Bishop's salary, (by weekly offerings 




315, in other ways $5,) 




20 00 


Relief Fund, 




3 60 


Domestic Missions, 




5 00 


Parochial objects, 




319 29 


Other objects, 




16 00 


Church Building Society, (at Bish- 




op's visitation,) 




15 90 



3422 19 

But little change has taken place in this Parish since my last report. 
I am happy to say the Rev. S. C. Roberts, of this Diocese, has accepted 
a call and will take charge of the Parish about the 11th of May prox. 

Improvements have been made on the Rectory and grounds; a Bell 
has been purchased, weighing over 300 lbs., by the congregation; and 
a beautiful Font, of Parian marble, has been presented by a member. I 
have regularly, each Sunday, kept up the weekly offerings and Lay 
reading of the Services and admirable Sermons on the Christian Year 
by the Rev. Dr. Lewis. The congregations during the year have been 
much larger than are usually attendant on Lay reading; old prejudices 
seem to be wearing away, and our own members becoming more zealous 
for the advancement of the Holy Catholic Church. We are indebted 
to the Rev. 3Ir. Buxton for visiting the Parish, preaching, and admin- 
istering the Communion; and also to the Rev. Mr. Skiles, who in his 
wonted self-sacrificing spirit, has three times within the last six months 
crossed the rugged mountains that girdle the Missionary field of which 
he has charge, to preach to and encourage our people. May he be re- 
warded at the last day with the welcome summons, ^'well done thou 
good and faithful servant.' ' 

T. GEO. WALTON, Warden and Lay Reader. 



-One of these at Christ Church, Rowan County. 

fPresented to a self-sacriiicing Missionary in the Western portion of the Dio- 
cese. 

CHRIST CHURCH, NEWBERN. 

Rev. A. A. Watson, Rector. 

. Baptisms — Infant, white 26, colored 8; Adult, white 7, 

colored 1; total, white 33, colored 9, 42 

Catechumens— White 130, colored 30, 160 

Confirmations — White 6, colored 1, 7 

Communicants — White 117, colored 8, 125 

Marriages — White, 2 

Funerals — White 6, colored 1, 7 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, (for Assessment 

$235 72, specific objects S35,) S270 72 
Bishop's salary, 225 00 

Relief Fund, 60 00 



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Church Building Soc'tj, by subsc 


rip- 




tion, 




53 00 


Collection at Bishop's visitation, 




37 48 


Domestic 3Iissions, 




27 17 


Foreign Missions, 




32 "ig 
107 49 


Parochial objects, 




Other objects, 




110 35 



S923 99 
A Parish School is sustained in which about 40 children are educated 
gratuitously. The services appear to be generally well attended, and 
the Parish to be prospering, 

"With reference to the apparent difference between the number of 
Communicants reported this year and those reported last year, the Rec- 
tor has to say that owing in part to his recent removal to the Parish, he 
has found it difficult to make his list absolutely accurate. He has 
thought himself bound to report none but those whose names he has 
been able to ascertain. ALFRED A. WATSON. 

REPORT of Rev. Geo. B. Wetmore, Rector, and Rev. S. S. Barber, 
Assistant Minister, of Christ Church, Rowan County, and other 
Parishes. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ROWAN. 

Baptisms — White, Infant 6, Adult 3; colored Infant 4, 13 
Confirmations — White 4, (1 belonging to Morganton,) 

colored 1, 4 

Communicants — Number last year, white 67, col'd 15; 
added by Confirmation, white 3, coFd 1; lost by 
death, white 2, col'd 2; by removal, white 2, col'd 
1; present number, white 66, col'd 13, 79 

Marriages, 2 

Funerals, 5 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $5 GO 

Bishop's salary, 6 00 

Relief Fund, 2 00 

Church extension, at Bishop's visitation, 9 75 
Domestic and Foreign Missions, 8 00 



ST. ANDREW'S, ROWAN. 



$30 75 



Baptisms— White Infant, I*' 3 

Confirmations — White 2, col'd 1, 3 

Communicants — Number last year, white 23, coFd 3; 

added by Confirmation, white 2, col'd Ij lost by death, 

white 1; by removal, white 1; by transfer, col'd 1; 

present number, white 23, col'd 3, 26 

Funeral, 1 

4 



50 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $4 00 

Bishop's salary, 4 00 

llelief Fund, ^ 2 00 
Churcli Extension $5 50 (and at Bishop's 

visitation S2 70,) 8 20 

Domestic and Foreign Missions, 3 00 



$21 20 



ST. JAMES'S, IREDELL. 



Baptisms — White Infant, 3 

Confirmations — White 5, col'd 5, 10 
Communicants — Number last year, white 86, col'd 7; 
added by confirmation, white 5, col'd 5; lost by death, 

white 2; present number, white 39, col'd 12, 51 

Funerals, 3 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $3 70 
Church Extension $7, (and at Bishop's 

visitation ^3 55,) 10 55 

Other purposes, 37 00 



$51 25 



ST. PHILIP'S, MOCKSVILLE. 



Catechumens — About 20 

Baptisms — White Infant 6, colored Adult 1, 7 

Confirmations — White 1, colored 1, 2 

Communicants — Number last year, white 9; added by 
Confirmation, white 1, col'd 1; by removal white 1; 
lost by transfer, white 8; present number, white 8, 
col'd 1, 9 

Marriage, 1 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $8 00 

Bishop's salary, 7 50 

Relief Fund, 2 40 

Church Extension at Bishop's visitation, 3 55 
Parochial objects, 63 50 



S84 95 
CHURCH OF THE REDEMPTION, LEXINGTON. 

Confirmation, i 

Communicants, 

Funerals, 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 

Bishop's salary, 

Relief Fund, 

$21 10 



1 


6 


2 


$10 00 


7 50 


3 60 



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HUNTSVILLE. 

Baptisms — White Infant, 7 

Communicants, 3 

STATESVILLE. 

Commuuieant, 1 

Cooleemee Hill, at 3Ir. Hairston's, is visited monthly by Mr. Barber, 
and services are held there for the benefit of the servants. 

At Statesville, services were commenced last June, and they were re- 
newed at Mocksville, Lexington, Huntsville and Mr. Hairston'^s, on the 
arrival of Mr. Barber in last December. 

At Lexington the burden of building a Church has fallen principally 
upon the very few members there; and though they will endeavor soon 
ta prepare it for services, yet they will not be able to finish it for seve- 
ral years without assistance from friends, which they both need and de- 
Berve. 

GEO. B. WETMORE, Wood Leaf, Rowan Co. 
S. S. BARBER, Mocksville. 

REPORT of Reo. J. T. Wheat, D. D., Professor in the University. 

During the past year, besides my duties as a Professor and Chaplain 
in the State University, I have served, (part of the time alternately 
with Professor Hubbard and in conjunction with Mr. Chas. P. Mallett, 
acting mjst acceptably as Lay Reader,) in the vacant Parish of the 
Chapel of the Cross at Chapel Hill. I have baptized two Infants and 
three Adults and have statedly celebrated the Sacrament of the Lord's 
Su.)per^ In October last, I presented a class of sixteen for Confirmation, 
most of whom were students in the University. These, I am happy to 
say, have since maintained a consistent walk and conversation amidst 
the peculiar temptations of College life. They have constantly attend- 
ed upon the weekly Lecture given for their particular instruction. I 
have urged upon them the claims of the Ministry and three of them 
will probably become candidates for Orders. 

J. T. WHEAT. 

Papers in relation to the formation of the Congregations of 
St. PauTs Chnrcli, Wilmington, and St. Timothy's Church, Wil- 
son, Wilson County, were handed in, and application was made 
for their admission into union with this Convention. 

On motion. 

Resolved, That the papers be referred to the Committee on the Admission of 
New Congregations. 

Charles T. Haig]i, Treasurer of the Convention, made his 
Eeport, which, on motion, was referred to the Committee of 
Finance. [See Appmdix.] 

The Treasurer of the Education Committee made his Report, 



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which, on motion, was referred to the Committee on the State 
of tlie Church. 

The following Certificates of Lay Delegation were handed in, 
and the following Churches were found to have elected Dele- 
gates to this Convention: 

St. David''s Parish^ Scujppernong — Josiah Collins, Sr., Jo- 
siah Collins, Jr., Cliarles L. Pettigrew, Dr. E. B. Haughton. 
Alternates: John A. Benbury, David G. Coward, Dr. Hardy 
Hardison, Edmund C. Brabble. 

Holy Trinity Churchy Hertford — B. S. Skinner, Dr. Josiah 
S. Smith, John T. Skinner, Jos. G. Cranberry. Alternates: Dr. 
T. D. Martin, C. N. Wood, John S. Wood. 

The Committee on the Constitution, Canons and Rules of Or- 
der, made a Report, which was read, and, on motion, it was 
taken np for action by the Convention; pending which, on mo- 
tion, the Convention adjourned to Friday, 9 o'clock A. M. 

Evening Prayer was said b}^ the Rev. W. E. Snowden, as- 
sisted by the Rev. S. C. Roberts; the Lessons were read by the 
Rev. Messrs. Benton and Bland; and a Sermon preached by 
the Rev. W. Hodges, from the 9th chapter and 2d verse of the 
Book of Job. 



Fkiday Morning, May 6. 

The Convention met ])nrsuant to adjournment. 

Prayers were said by the Bishop. 

The Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The following Certificates of Lay Delegation were presented: 

Church of the Saviour^ Jackson — Edward Wilkins, David 
A. Barnes. 

St.PauVs Church, 6^r^6n'y?7?€— William T. Marsh, Dr. jtsToah 
Joyner, Dr. Richard Williams, N. B. Cobb. 

Of the above named Delegates the following took seats, viz: 
David A. Barnes, William T. Marsh, Dr. Noah Joyner, Dr. 
Richard Williams and N. B. Cobb. 

The Rev. L. Holmes, a Clerical Member of the Convention, 
appeared and took his seat. 



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On motion, 

Resolved, That tlie next Annual Convention of the Church in this Diocese be 
held in St. Peter's Church, Charlotte, on the 2d Wednesday in May 1860. 

On motion, the unfinislied business of yesterday, being the 
Report of the Committee on Constitution and Canons, was ta- 
ken np, and after some time spent in its consideration, the hour 
of adjournment arrived, and the Convention adjourned to half- 
past 3 o'clock P. M. 

3 J o'clock p. m. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

Rev. D. D. Van Antwerp, a Clerical Member of the Con- 
vention, appeared and took his seat. 

On motion, the consideration of the Report of the Commit- 
tee on the Constitution and Canons was resumed. 

The Constitution having been read, and the whole carefully 
debated and considered, it was submitted to the Convention, 
and finally adopted by a unanimous vote. 

A motion was made to adjourn, but was not carried. 

On motion, Charles T. Haigh was elected Treasurer of the 
Convention. 

On motion. 

Resolved, That the Convention proceed to the election of Delegates to the 
(General Convention. 

Rev. J. B. Cheshire and Mr. Kemp P. Battle were appoint- 
ed to superintend the election. 

Pending the election, the Convention, on motion, adjourned 
to Saturday, 9 o'clock A. M. 

At night, a meeting of the Church Building Society was 
held, and a collection, amounting to $93 17, was made in be- 
half of the funds. 



Saturday, May 7. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

Prayers were said by tije Bishop. 

The Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 



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The following Certificates of Lay Delegation were presented: 

Christ Churchy Rowan — Thomas Baiber, E. J. M. Barber, 
■William Barber, John W. Turner. Alternates: Matthew Bar- 
ber, William Gardner, W. L. Barber, J. F. Barber. 

St. FauVs Church, Clinton— J)r. W. G. Micks, Kichard C. 
Holmes, Ow^en llulmes. 

Of whom W. Barber and ~R. J. M. Barber took seats as mem- 
bers of the Convention. 

Tlie Committee appointed to conduct the election reported 
tho following as elected 

Delegates to tlie General Conxentlon — Bev. R. S. Mason, D. 
D., Rev. B. B. Drane, i). D., Bev. A. A. Watson, Bev. J. B. 
Cheshire, of the Clergy; Hon. Thomas Buffin, Josiah Collins, 
Hon. W. II. Battle, Edw'd Lee Winslow, of the Laity. 

Alternates — Bev. A. Smedes, D. D., Bev. 11. 11. Front, Eev. 
Edwin Geer, Bev. Jos. C. Hiiske, of the Clergy; Dr. Thos. LI. 
Wright, Geo. W. Mordecai, S. F. Patterson, Moses W. Jarvis, 
of the Laity. 

The Committee on the Admission of New Congregations 
Bubmitted the following Beport and Besolutions, which were 
adopted: 

REPOET OF THE COMMITTEE ON NEW CONGREGATIONS. 

The Committee on New Congregations report: That application has been made 
for admission into union with this Convention by St. Paul's Church, Wilming- 
ton, and by the Church of St. Timothy, Wilson, Wilson County. The papers in 
both these cases being according to the Canon, the Committee recommend the 
adoption of the following resolutions: 

Resolved, That the Church of St. Paul's, Wilmington, be admitted into union 
■with this Convention. 

Resolved, That the Church of St. Timothy, Wilson, Wilson County, be admit- 
ted into union with this Convention. 

A Certificate of Lay Delegation was presented, and William 
J. Cornwall appeared and took a sent as a Delegate from St. 
Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

Tho Committee apijointed to snjjci intend the balloting re- 
ported the election of the following Committees: 

Standing Committee — Bev. B. S. Mason, D. D., Bev. F. M. 
Huhbard, Bev. Aldert Smedes, I>. 1)., of the Clergy; John H. 
Bryan, George W. Mordecai, of the Laity. 



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Executive Missionary Committee— Rqy . George Benton, Rev. 
Joseph C. Huske, of the Clergy; Edwd Lee Winslow, Charles 
T. Haigb, Edward J. Hale, of the Laity. 

The Executive Missionary Committee made the following 
Report, which was accepted: 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE. 

Tb« Missionary Committee present, as usnal, a statement compiled from the 
Treasurer's Report, in form following, to enable the Conyention to see the fiscal 
condition of the Fund under their charge: 

Balance on hand May 1858, *2,468 92 

Amount rec'd on Assessment at Convention, 1,105 46 

Collection at Convention, 1^6 ^^ 

Div. on 12 shares Cape Fear Bank Stock, 108 00 

Interest on Money loaned, ^^^ 1^ 

Special Contributions, ^^ ^^ 

Assessment for past year, -^'"^^ ^^ 

From sale of Ravenscroft's Works, ^"^ ^^ 

$5,137 99 

Paid Missionary Serv^'ces, $3,700 00 

" Postage, 1 '^^ 

3,701 00 



Balance novr on hand, $1,43G 99 

This statement, compaied with that of last year, shows a decrease in the 
balance, at the credit of this Fund at this time, of more than $1000. 

This result is owing to the fact, that the Bishop has given anoth«r direction to 
collections in his hands,— the amount from this source being in last year's re- 
port stated as high as $450,— and to the fact that the payments for Missionary 
■ervices this year have been $300 more than for the last; and finally to the fact, 
that the payments on Assessments, have been lass by nearly $400 (388 84.) 

This last, is to be regretted, especially if it have arisen from the idea that 
there is an'orerflowing Treasm^y, and that, therefore, there is no need of regular 
and punctual contributions. 

Acquaintance with the subject must convince every Parish, that this idea ia 

unfounded. 

In the first place, that there is any considerable balanc? at all, is due to casual 
circumstances and not to the operation of regular causes— as for instance, to the 
contribution of money in his hands, which the Bishop chose to give to this fund 
for a year or two, and to vacancies in several Parishes, in which case, of course, 
the stipends are not called for. These and the like temporary causes, have made 
the balance large for a few years past. But it is obvious that none but regular 
sources of income can be relied upon securely, for the support of this Fund. 

The fact, above-stated, of a variation in the balance of $1000 within a year, 
plainly indicates how fluctuating tliis Fund is. 

It is proper to add in this connexion, that tlie amount paid on the Assessment 
for the year is less by $971, than the scale calls for. 



56 

Besides this, we are authorized bj the Bishop to say, that calls for aid are 
likely to be made from various points of the Diocese, not heretofore embraced in 
our scheme, and that in his judgment, all the balance that we have and as much 
more as the Diocese can give, will be needed to meet them. This being the case, 
we trust that the Assessment will hereafter be more fully paid. For upon this 
must we mainly rely. 

What has now been said, will be a sufficient answer to all applications to in- 
crease the amounts now paid to Missionaries. It cannot be done. If it be done 
%t all it must be general, indeed universal, for all are in like case — all are sup- 
ported very inadequately, and the Committee could not undertake to discriminate. 

But a general increase at the rate intimated in some cases, would involve an 
additional outlay of $1500 to $2000, which would very soon reduce the balance 
to nothing and indeed bring this Fund in arrears to the Missionaries; a state of 
things which by past experience has been found to be very unpleasant to this 
Committee, and as they suppose, would be little less than intolerable to the Mis- 
sionaries. 

They would respectfully suggest that the remedy for the evil of deficient 
salaries, is not in this Committee but in the Parishes themselves. Let them not 
only pay punctually what they owe to their Ministers, but, if need be, increase 
their salaries. 

It is not the business of any one else as much as it is theirs. Will they tax 
the liberality of their fellow-christians who have their own burdens to bear, 
rather than deny ihemselves? 

Will they increase other men's burdens to lighten their own? If indeed to 
support a Minister can be called a burden at all. Must those who now pay one- 
third to the support of the Missionaries, be required to pay one-half? 

If Parishes would keep the excellent Ministers they have, let them resolve to 
support them themsdves. Let them not rely upon this Fund, except as the 
last resort. Let them not apply to us, until they have interrogated their own 
consciences and considered that the liberal giving of money to support their Min- 
isters is a condition of salvation, because the spiritual effect of it is essential to 
true christian character. For God loveth a cheerful giver. 

Since the last Convention, Oxford has been vacated by the removal of Rev. 
Mr. Sutton, and has not yet been supplied. Chapel Hill, by removal of Rev. 
Mr. Lee, and has not yet been supplied. 

Rev. .John L. Gay has taken charge of Leaksville; the Rev. David Kerr has 
taken charge of Louisburg; Rev. S. S. Barber has removed to Davie, and has 
become Assistant to Rev. Mr. Wetmore. 

Rev. Mr. Roberts is about to take charge of Morganton in connection with 
Lenoir, which Parishes have been vacant for some time. Rev. Mr. Buxton hag 
resumed temporarily the charge of Rutherfordton. 

J. C. HUSKE, Chm'n. 

The Finance Committee made the following Report, which, 
with the resolution thereto annexed, was adopted: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance respectfully report: That they have carefully ex- 
amined the several accounts of the Treasurer submitted to them, and have found 



Bp's Sal. 


Miss. 


Relief. 


S15 00 


$15 00 


$5 00 


15 00 


15 00 


5 00 


20 00 


20 00 


6 00 


12 00 


13 00 


5 00 



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them correctly stated, and sustained by proper vouchers. The permanent funds 
of the Diocese appear in all cases to be judiciously invested; and the balances »t 
present in the hands of the Treasurer for current uses are as follows, viz: 
Fund for the support of the Episcopate, $1410 71 

" General Missionary purposes, 1436 99 

Relief of Widows and Orphans of Clergymen, 50 00 

The permanent fund for the support of the Episcopate amounts to the sum of 
$219 37, and the permanent fund for the support of widows and orphans of de- 
ceased Clergymen to $138 90. For further details the Committee refer to the 
Treasurer's accounts, which will be printed in the Appendix to the Journal. 

In the exercise of the discretion committed to them, the Committee recommend 
the following changes in the Scale of Assessments, viz: A reduction of the as- 
sessment on St. John's Church, Williamsborough, of $10; on Church of the Holy 
Innocents, Henderson, $21; on Calvary Church, Wadesborough, $17; and the 
Church of Gethsemane, Pitt County, they remove from the list entirely as a non- 
paying Parish. They recommend an increase of the assessment on Trinity 
Church, Asheville, of $10 40. The alterations will foot up thus: 

St. John's, Williamsborough, 
Holy Innocents, Henderson, 
Calvary Church, Wadesborough, 
Trinity, Asheville, 

For the Committee, 

R. B. DRANE, Chairman. 
Resolved, That the Scale of Assessments recommended by the Committee of 
Finance be adopted as the Scale for the ensuing year. 

The Committee on the sale of Bishop Kavenscroft's Works 
made the following Report, which was accepted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BISHOP RAVENSCROFT'S WORKS. 

The Committee report sales for the past year amounting to $57 38, which, 
added to sales already reported, make the sum of $532 80. 

There are deposited with Messrs. Hooker, Philadelphia, 22 copies. 

Rev. Mr. Forbes, 19 " 

Gales S Partridge, 6 «' 

Rev. Mr. Hilliard, 8 " 

The remaining copies are in the hands of Messrs. Hale & Son. 

J. C. HUSKE, Ch'n. 

The Rev. Mr. Mott offered the following resolution, which 
was unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, That this Diocese has sustained a severe loss in the death of the 
Rev. J. H. Parker, late Rector of St. Luke's Church, Salisbury, whose memory 
we deeply and affectionately cherish, and with whose bereaved family we sin- 
cerely sympathize in the severe but merciful affliction with which it has pleased 
Almighty God to visit them. 

The Rev. Mr. Mott offered the following resolution: 



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Resolved, That a Committee of three, one Clergyman and two Laymen, be ap- 
pointed to inquii'e into the practicability and expediency of establishing a reli- 
gious weekly Church paper in this Diocese, and to make report concerning the 
same to the Convention of this Church to be held in Charlotte on the 2d Wednes- 
day in May 1860. 

The resolution was adopted, and tlie Eev. T. S. W. Mott, of 
the Clargy, and Ilavwood W. Guion and John Wilkes, of the 
Laitj, were appointed to conipoj^e the Committee. 

The Committee on the Unfinished Business of the last Con- 
vention made the ful lowing Ileport: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Committee on Unfinished Business would report, that it finds on the 33l8t 
page of the Journal of the General Convention of 1857, "Proposed Article?" Nos. 
III. and VI., containing Amendments of the Constitution for the Government of 
the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, which Articles 
require the consideration of the present Dlocetaa Convention, according to Ar- 
ticle IX. of said Constitution. 

Th« Committee also finds that, according to Canon I of 1847, of the General 
Convention, it is the business of the present Convention to nominate Trustees for 
the General Theological Seminary, and that this Diocese is entitled to eight 
Trustees, viz: 

One for the Diocese at large, 1 

One for every eight Clergymen in the Diocese, there being at present 47, 5 
One for every $2000 contributed to the Seminary, there being at present 

over $4000 contributed by this Diocese, 2 

Total number of Trustees, 8 

In behalf of the Committee. 

FREDERICK FITZ GERALD. 

The Standing Committee of the last year made the following 
Keport: 

REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE. 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina respectfully submit 
the following report of their proceedings since the last Annual Couvantion of 
the Diocese: 

At a meeting of the Commit fee held in Edenton, on Friday, 14th May 1858, 
testimonials were signed on behalf of Reginald II. Murphy, Candidate for Dea- 
con's Orders. 

Also, on behalf of Rev. Luclan Holmes, Candidate for Priest's Orders. 

Also, on behalf of Rev. Hcmy A. Skinne;-, Candidate for Priest's Orders. 

At a meeting held in Raleigh on 2Gth June 1858, testimonials were signed on 
behalf of Robert Walker Anderson, Candidate for Deacon's and Priest's Orderi. 

Also, on behalf of John James Bishop, Candidate for Deacon's Orders. 

Also, on behalf of Stephen Chooler Robeiti, Candidate for Priest's Orderg. 



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At a meeting held in Raleigh on 28th August 1858, t«stimonials were signed 
on behalf of Robert F. Lehman, Candidate for Deacon's Orders. 

Also, on behalf of Edward Wootten, Candidate for Deacon's Orders. 

At a meeting held in Raleigh on 27th November 1858, testimonials were signed 
on behalf of Bennet Smedes, Candidate for Deacon's and Priest's Orders. 

Also, on behalf of William T. Picard, Candidate for Deacon's Orders. 

Testimonials were also signed a second time on behalf of Reginald H. Mur- 
phy, Candidate for Deacon's Orders, in consequence of the length of time which 
had elapsed since his testimonials were first granted without his Ordination 
having taken place. 

Testimonials were also signed on behalf of Samuel W. Murphy, Candidate for 
Orders. 

At the meeting of the Standing Committee, appointed by Canon to be held 
during the Convention, the Committee signed testimonials on behalf of Maurice 
H. Vaughan, desirous of receiving Deacon's Orders; they have also recommended 
him to be admitted as a Candidate for Priest's Orders. 

They have also at the same time recommended the Rev. Reginald H. Murphy, 
Deacon, to be admitted as a Candidate for Priest's Orders. 

The Committee would again call the attention of all concerned, to the regular 
times appointed by the Committee for holding their meetings, viz: the fourth 
Saturday of the mouths of February, August and November. 

R. S. MASON, Chm'n. 

On motion of Dr. DeRosset, 

Resolved, That the Treasurer be directed to pay the expenses which have 
been heretofore incurred, or which may hereafter be incurred," by the Bishop of 
this Diocese in attending the meetings of the Trustees of the University of the 
South. 

On motion, 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Diocese pay the insurance and taxei 
which have accrued, and which may hereafter accrue, on the Episcopal Resi- 
dence in the town of Wilmington. 

On motion, 

Resolved, That 1500 copies of the .Jburnal of this Convention be published 
and circulated under the direction of the Secretary. 

Moses W. Jarvis, a Delegate from Christ Ciiurcli, Newbern, 
obtained leave of absence for the remainder of the Session. 
On motion, the Convention adjourned to 3^ o'clock P. M. 

3^ o'clock p. m. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

Charles F. Fisher, a Delegate from St. Luke's Church, Salis- 
bury, appeared and took his seat. 

On motion, the consideration of the Canons was resumed, 
and the following Canons, after various amendments, were 
unanimously adopted. [^For wJiicJi see Ajjpendix.] 



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On motion. 



Resolved, That the Canons and Standing Resolutions heretofore in force, are 
hereby repealed, excepting the Resolution of May 1853, with regard to the sala- 
ry of the Bishop, 

Elections were held with the following result: 

Education Committee — Rev. R. B. Drane, D. D., of the Cler- 
gy; Y>\\ Thos. H. Wright and P. K. Dickinson, of the Laity. 

Trustees of tlie General Theological Seminary — Rev. R. S. 
Mason, D. D., Rev. R. B. Drane, D. D., Rev. Aldert Smedes, 
D. D., and Rev. E. M. Forbes, of the Clergy; Hon. Thos. Ruf- 
fin, George TV. Mordecai, Josiah Collins and Dr. A. J. DeRos- 
BBt, of the Laity. 

Trustees of the University of the South — Rev. M. A. Cur- 
tis, D. D , of the Clergy; Hon. Thomas Rutfin and Dr. Thomas 

D. Warren, of the Laity. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to Monday morning. 

At night. Prayers were said by the Rev. F. M. Hubbard, as- 
sisted by the Rev. J. B. Cheshire; Lessons read by the Rev. W". 

E. Snuwden; and a Sermon preached on Christian Education, 
by the Rev. J. Buxton, from Galatians, 6th chapter, 9th verse. 

A collection was made in behalf of the education of young 
men for the Christian Ministry, amounting to $57 62. 



Sunday, May 8. 

St. Stephen's Church, Goldsborough, was Consecrated to the 
service of Almighty God, by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Atkinson. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. Jos. Blount Cheshire, 
assisted by the Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D. The Lessons were 
read by tlie Rev. AV. E. Snowden. 

A Sermon was preached by the Rev. A. A. Watson, from 
the 5tfi chapter of Hebrews, 4th verse. 

After which, Maurice H. Yaughan was Ordained a Deacon, 
the Rev. Jarvis Buxton presenting the Candidate to the Bishop 
for Ordination. 

The Holy Communion was administered by the Bishop, as- 
sisted by the Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D., and Rev. Fred'k Fitz- 
Gerald, to the Clergy; and by the Rev. Messrs. Geer, Benton, 
Kerr, Hodges, Watson and Mott, to a large number of the Laity. 



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Tlie Offertory was appropriated to the Church at Goldsbo- 
rongh, and amounted to $118. 

Sunday Night. 

Prayers were said by the Eev. Mr. Huske, assisted by the 
Eev. Mr. WatsoTi; Messrs. Davenport and Ilodges reading the 
Lessons. Sermon by the Rev. G. B. Wetmore, on behalf of the 
Missionary Society. 

A Collection of about $100 was made. 



Monday, 5 o'clock A. M. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 
Prayers were said by the Bishop. 
The Minutes of Saturday weie read and approved. 
The Committee on the State of the Church submitted the fol- 
lowing Report: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The Committee on the State of the Church respectfully report: That from the 
Bishop's Address and the Parochial Reports, they find the present condition of 
the Diocese to be as follows: During the past year there have been 68 white and 
70 colored adults, and 379 white and 282 colored infants baptized — making in 
all 799 Baptisms. The number Confirmed has been, in all, 358. The number of 
Catechumens 943 white, 351 colored — in all, 1294. The number of Communi- 
cants 2364 white and 353 colored. This is the number obtained from the Paro- 
chial Reports presented to this Convention. But there are ten Pai-ishes from 
which no reports have been received. By reference to the Journal of last year, 
it will be perceived that the number of Communicants then reported from these 
ten Parishes was 319. Supposing there has been no change in these Parishes, 
then the number reported from them last year added to the number reported 
from the other Parishes to this Convention, would make the present number of 
Communicants in the Diocese 3036. The number of Marriages has been 68 
white, 22 colored— in all, 90. Burials 273. Contributions $20,348 55. The 
number of Clergy is 47; consisting, exclusive of the Bishop, of 36 Presbyters 
and 10 Deacons. Three Clergymen have removed from, and three have been re- 
ceived into the Diocese. There have been three Ordinations of Priests and three 
of Deacons. Besides the other changes which have taken place in the Diocese, 
we have to record the loss of a long-known and highly valued brother, the Rev. 
John H. Parker, whom God in His providence has seen fit to remove from his 
earthly labors to the enjoyment of "that rest which remaineth for the people of 
God," until awakened to a joyful resurrection. Five young men are receiving 
aid in the prosecution of their studies preparatory to their entrance into the 



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Ministry of the Church. From these particulars it is evident that the Church in 
this Diocese is making steady progress; the Committee therefore entertain the 
hope that this portion of God's family will, under His gracious protection, con- 
tinue to advance not only in outward prosperity, but also in the increase of that 
holiness for the promotion of which the Church was especially constituted. 

The Committee beg leave to call the attention of. the Convention to a subject 
which has before been presented for their consideration, whether in the present 
spiritual destitution of many parts of this Diocese, it would not be desirable that 
one or more Missionaries at large be sent forth to carry the knowledge of the 
Gospel to the homes of those who either would not, or could not partake of its 
public ministrations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. S. MASON, Chm'n. 

jS'"o otlier rnatters of business appearing, the members joined 
in singing the Gloria in Excelsis, and the Convention was de- 
clared adjourned sine die. 

ED WD LEE WmSLOW, Sec^. 



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J^^ The certificate of the rolIoTving Lay Delegation was received by the Seo- 
retary after the Jouniul was pi.t to press, too late to have it inserted in its pro- 
per place: — 

Grace Cliurch^ B'rtie Coun'y — J. J. Pngb, Tbonuis J. Pngli, 
Thomas W. Tlioni|-Son, Lewis Tiiompson. 



Hie following Parochial Reports were received by the Bishop after the 
adjournment of the Convention, which accounts for their insertion here; — 

GHACE CHURCH, BERTIE COUNTY. 

Rev. Benj'n S. Bronson, Rector. 

Communicants — Number last year 9; lost by death 1; by 

removal 1; present number, 7 

Marriage, 1 

Funeral, 1 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, S7 50 

Bishop's Salary, 7 50 

Relief Fund, 2 50 



^17 50 
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT, WILLIAMSTON. 

Rev. Ben'j S. Bronson, Rector. 

Baptisms — White, Adult 2, Infant 2, 4 

Confirmations — Wliite 2, colored 1, o 

Communicants — White, number last year 5; added by 

first Coiununion, white 2, colored 1, 
Funeral, 
Contributions — Bishop's salary, 

iMissionavy Fund, 

Relief Fund, 

$18 90 
The prospects of this Parish are encouraging. 

ST. THOMAS'S CHURCH, WINDSOR. 

Rev. Benj'n S. Bronson, Rector. 

Baptisms — White, Infant 1, Adult 3; colored, Infant 4, 

Adult 2, 10 



8 


1 


$7 50 


9 00 


2 40 



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Confirmations — White 4, colored 2, 6 

Communicants — Number last year 30; lost by death 2; 

added by first Communion, white 2, colored 4, ditto 

by removal 1; present nurdber, 35 

Funerals — White 6, colored 4, 10 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, S30 00 

Bishop's salary, 27 00 

Relief Fund, 6 00 



$03 00 
BENJ'N S. BRONSON. 



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^PFENOIX 



SCiLE OF ASSESSMENTS. 



St. James's cliurcli, Wilmington 

St. Jolin's cliurcli, Fayetteville 

Christ church, Kaleigh 

Christ church, Newbern 

St. Paul's church, Edenton 

St. Peter's, Washington 

St. Mary's School 

Emmanuel church, Warrenton 

St. Luke's, Salisbury 

St. Stephen's, Oxford 

Trinity church, Scotland Neck 

St. John's in the Wilderness 

St. Matthew's, Hillsborough 

Chi'ist church, Elizabeth City 

St. Bartholomew's, Pittsborough 

St. John's, W^illiamsborough 

Calvary church, Tawborough , 

Missionary Station in Scuppernong , 

Church of the Holy Innocents, Henderson. 

Trinity chapel, Beaufort 

Calvary church, Wadesborough 

St. Thomas's, Bath 

Holy Trinity, Hertford, Perquimons 

St. Thomas's, Windsor 

Christ church, Rowan 

St. Thomas's, Craven 

St. James's, Granville 

St. Paul's, Louisburg 

Zion chapel, Beaufort 

Grace church, Plymouth 

St. Mary's, Orange 

St. Mary's, Kinston 

Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill 

St. Mark's church, Chatham county 

Church of the Redemption, Lexington 

St. Paul's, Greenville 

Grace church, Morganton 

Christ church, Rockfish 

St. Luke's, Lincolnton 

St. Philip's church, Mocksville 

St. Peter's, Charlotte 

St. John's, Pitt county 

St. Luke's church, Washington county 

St. John's, Rutherfordton 

Church of the Advent 



Bishop's 1 
Salary and Mi<?sionary 
Contingent Fund. 



Relief 
Fund. 



v300 00 

280 00 
280 00 
280 00 
266 00 
150 00 



67 00 
40 00 
35 00 
48 00 
48 00 
47 00 
40 00 
40 00 
15 00 
50 00 
34 00 
15 00 
24 00 
20 00 
10 00 
27 00 
27 00 
20 00 
20 00 

19 00 

20 00 
10 00 
18 00 
13 00 
10 00 
15 00 
15 00 

7 50 

15 00 

15 00 

15 00 

15 00 

7 50 

7 50 

7 50 

7 50 

7 50 

7 50 



?350 00 

320 00 

320 00 

320 00 

300 00 

160 00 

150 00 

75 00 

40 00 

35 00 

65 00 

55 00 

25 00 

50 00 

45 00 

15 00 

50 00 

38 00 

15 00 

27 00 

20 00 

12 00 
30 00 
30 00 
22 00 
22 00 

13 00 
22 00 
12 00 
18 00 
15 00 
10 00 
15 00 
15 00 
10 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 

8 00 
15 00 
15 00 

7 00 
10 00 

9 00 



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I Bishop's 
Salary and 
iContingent 



St. riiilip's, Sniithville 

Cliurcli of the Saviour, Jackson 

Trinity clmrch, Asheville 

Church of tlie Epiphany, Leaksville. 

St. Marks's. Halifax 

St. Paul's, Clinton 

St. Stephen's, Gokhsborough 

St. Andrew's, Kowan 

St. Mary's, Gatesville 

Grace church, Bertie 

St. Barnabas, Murfreesborougli 

St. James's, Iredell county 

St. Paul's, Beaufort 

St. James's, Lenoir 

St. Paul's, Wilkesborough 



Missionary I Relief 
Funil. I Fund. 



$8 00 

8 OOi 

12 OOi 

10 00 1 

10 OOj 

15 Oo' 

15 oo! 

Jo 00' 

50 ; 

50: 

50 1 
50] 
00 
00 



/ 
7 
7 

5 
8 
20 00 



559 OOj 
9 00 1 

18 00! 

12 00 

12 00 
5 00 
5 00 

10 00' 
7 oOl 
7 50 i 
7 50' 
5 00 
2 50 

12 00 

25 00 



§2561 52 $3029 00 



$2 40 
2 40 
5 00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
50 
50 
50 
50 
50 
5 00 
5 00 



$617 30 



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REPORT OP THE TREASURER. 

Balance of cash on hand for 

Fund for support of the Episcopate, 
" General Missionary purposes, 
'<■ Relief Fund, 
Permanent Fund for support of Episcopate, 
'^ Eelief Fund, 



Permanent Fund for support of the Episcopate consists of — 

Ral. & Gaston R. Road Bonds, $7500 00 

48 shares C. F. Bank Stock, cost 4,927 50 

Bond of the State of No. Ca., $1000, cost 972 18 

1858, 

Cash balance as reported to last Convention, $105 95 
May. Cash from St. David's, Scuppernong, 101 00 

1859, 

May 2. Cash interest on $206 95 for 1 year, 12 42 

$219 37 



$1,410 71 


1,436 99 


50 06 


219 37 


138 90 


$3,256 03 



Permanent Fund for Relief of disabled Clergy and Widows and Orphans 

of deceased Clergy. 
1858, 

May. By cash donation from Lake Chapel, Somerset 

place, $131 04 

1859, 

May 2. By 12 months interest, 7 86 

$138 90 



Permanent Missionary Fund — 

12 shares Cape Fear Bank Stock, cost $1,300 

C. T. HATGH, Treasurer. 
Fayetteville, May 2, 1859. 



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Dr. Diocese of North Carolina, (^Fnad for support of Episcopate and 



1858, 
May 20, 



To cash paid Eev. Dr. Curtis, expenses in 

veution at Montgomery, 
To cash paid Clergy, expenses attending 

Hev. Dr. Curtis, 

Rev. S. S. Barber, 

Rev. H. T. Lee, 

Rev. S. D. Davenport, 

Rev. T. S. W. Mott, 

Rev. Israel Harding, 

Rev. D. D. Van Antwerp, 

Rev. R. B. Sutton, 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, 

Rev. J. C. Huske, 

Rev. H. H. Prout, 

Rev. T. G. Haughton, 

Rev. R. W. Barber, 

Rev. F. FitzGerald, 

Rev. W. W. Skiles, 

Rev. G. B, Wetmore, 

Rev. Dr. Drane, 

Rev. Geo. Patterson, 

Rev. Dr. Mason, 



attending Con-' 

Convention, viz: 
S13 40 

10 00 
IG 15 
18 00 
18 75 

5 00 
23 60 
16 25 

20 00 

21 75 

11 00 

22 25 
25 50 

10 00 
25 50 
16 50 

12 00 
3 50 

11 25 



To cash p'd Rev. A. A. Watson, printing Journals and tra- 
velling expenses. 

To cash p'd E. L. Winslow, $20 75 

Do. do. advertising, 3 75 

Do. do. postage Journals, 6 78 

To cash p'd Fulton & Price, pr'ntg Constitution & Canons 
Do. Postage Stamps, 
June22.|Do. E. J. Hale & Son, printing Journals, §200 00 

iDo. do. Rev. Mr. Prout's Sermon, 35 00 



Dec. 10. Do. Bp. Atkinson's order to T. C. Butler. 
1859, 
Jan'y 31. Do. do. do. do. 



To amount carried forward, 



$67 80 
20 50 



$60 75 



300 40 
40 95 



31 28 

27 07 

1 20 



235 00 



88 3a 



$784 95 



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Contingent Expenses of Convention^) in ac't loith 


Treasure! 


, &c. Cr. 


1858, 










May 8. 


By 


balance on hand as reported. 




$1068 21 


10. 


By 


cash from Trinity Church, Asheville, 




8 00 


12. 


Do. 


Grace Church, Morganton, 




15 GO 




Do. 


St. Mark's, Halifax, 




9 00 




Do. 


sundries at Convention, viz: 

Christ Church, Raleigh, 

St. James's, Granville, 

Emmanuel, Warrenton, 

St. Barnabas, Murfreesborough, 

Christ Church, Rowan, 

St. Andrew's, " 

St. Philip's, Mocksville, 

St. .James's, Iredell, 

St. Luke's, Lincolnton, 

Holy Trinity, Hertford, 

St. Matthew's, Hillsborough, 

Grace Church, Bertie, 

St. Thomas's, Windsor, 

St. Paul's, Greenville, 

Trinity Church, Beaufort, 

St. Stephen's, Oxford, 

St. Peter's, Washington, 

St. Mary's, Gatesville, 

Calvary, Wadesborough, 

Holy Innocents, Henderson, 

Calvary, Tawborough, 

Trinity, Scotland Neck, 

St. Paul's, Louisburg, 

St. John's, Williamsborough, 

Grace Church, Plymouth, 

St. Luke's, "Washington County, 

Church of the Advent, AVilliamston, 

Christ Church, Newbern, 

Christ Church, Elizabeth City, 

Zion Chapel, Beaufort, 

St. Thomas's, Bath, 

St. Peter's, Charlotte, 

St. Paul's, Edenton, 

Church of the Saviour, Jackson, 

St. Luke's Church, Salisbury, 

Church of the Redemption, Lexington, 

Wilkesborough and Richmond HiU, 

Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, 

St. John's, Pitt County, 

St. Paul's, Beaufort, 

St. David's, Scuppernong, 

St. Bartholomew's, Pittsborough, 


$280 00 

13 00 

67 00 

7 50 

5 00 

4 00 
7 50 
3 00 

15 00 
27 00 

47 00 
7 50 

27 00 
15 00 
24 00 
35 00 
150 00 
7 50 
27 00 
24 00 
34 00 

48 00 
20 00 
20 00 
18 00 

7 50 

5 35 
225 00 

40 00 
12 00 
10 00 

7 50 
266 00 

8 00 
40 00 

7 50 
37 80 
15 00 
7 50 
5 00 
34 00 
40 00 


1701 15 


June 4. 




St. Stephen's, Goldsborough, 


$15 00 




26. 




St. Mary's, Kinston, 


10 00 




Aug. 18. 




St. Bartholomew's, Pittsborough, 


10 00 




Oct. 11. 




Ditto in full of arrearages of 1856, 1857, 
St. John's in the Wilderness, by Hon. C. 
Memminger, 


40 00 
G. 

48 00 








By amount carried forward, 




123 00 




$2924 36 



Dr. 



1859, 



70 



Diocese of North Carolina, {Fund for support of the 



May 2, 



To amount brought forward, 
To cash p'd B'p Atkinson's salary, from July 15 1858, to 
July 15 1859, 



To balance to new account. 



$784 95 
2500 00 



$3284 95 
$1410 71 



$4695 66 



Dr. Diocese of North CaroUna, {for Ftind for relief of disabled 

count 2cith the Treasurer 



1858, 
May 24. 



To cash as per voucher. 
Ditto ditto, 



1859, 

Jan'y31.|Ditto 

Ditto 



ditto, 
ditto. 



To amount carried forward, 



$176 47 
201 46 

100 00 
100 00 



$377 93 



200 00 



$577 93 



Episcopate, c&c.) in account icith Treasurer, d-c 



Cr. 



1858, 


By amount brought forward, 






§2024 36 


July 1. 


Interest on State Bonds, from G. W. Mordecai, 


$225 00 




1859, 










Jan'y. 


Litto ditto, ditto, 




225 00 




1858, 








450 00 


Nov. 1. 


Dividend on 48 sliares C. F. Bank Stock, 




§192 00 




1859, 










May 1. 


Ditto ditto ditto, 5 pr 


ct., 


240 00 


432 00 


Jan'y 1. 


By cash from St. James's, Wilmington, 




$300 00 




29. 


St. John's, Rutherfordton, 
Grace Church, Morganton, 




7 50 
5 00 




Mar. 5. 


St. raul's, Louisburg, 




20 00 




25. 


St. Paul's. Edenton, 




201 80 




April 20. 


Grace Church, Morganton, 




15 00 




29. 


St. John's, Fayetteville, 




280 00 


829 30 


Jan'y. 


Coupons on State Bond, (No. 1274,) 
By balance from old account, 






60 00 




S4G95 66 




May 2. 


§1410 71 



Clergymen and ^Yidolrs and Orphans of deceased Clergijmen,) in ac- 
of the Convention. Cr. 



1858, 












Mav 8. 


By balance on hand as reported to Convention, 




§33 90 


'lO. 


By 


cash from Trinitv Church, Asheville, 




2 40 






Ditto Grace Church, Morganton, 




3 60 










_ 




6 00 




By 


cash received at Convention, viz: 












St. Bartholomew's Church, Pittsborough, 


§12 00 








Ditto ditto. 


for 1858, 


5 00 








St. Mark's, Deep River, 




3 26 








St. James's, Granville, 




8 00 








Emmanuel Church, Warrenton, 




18 00 








St. Barnabas, Murfreesborough, 




2 50 








Christ Church, Rowan, 




1 95 








St. Andrew's, " 




1 67 








St. Philip's, Mocksville, 




2 40 








St. James's, Iredell, 




95 








St. Luke's, Lincolnton, 




3 60 








Holy Trinity, Hertford, 




2 50 








St. Matthew's, Hillsborough, 




12 00 








Grace Church, Bertie, 




2 60 








St. Thomas's, Windsor, 




6 00 








St. Pauls, Greenville, 




3 60 








Trinity Chapel, Beaufort, 




5 00 








St. Stephen's, Oxford, 




5 00 








St. Peter^s, Washington, 




35 00 








St. Mary's, Gatesville, 




2 50 








Calvary, Wadesborough, 




6 00 








Holy Innocents, Henderson, 


- 


5 00 


139 43 






By amount carried forward, 






§179 33 



72 



Dr. 



1859, 



Diocese of North Carolina, (^Relief Fund, &c.,) in 

i 

' To amount brought forward, $577 93 



May 2. 



Balance to new account. 



50 06 



S62'; 



Dr. 



Diocese of North Carolina, (for 3Jisstonar^ F and for current 



July 5. 
Aug. 12. 



1858, I I 
June 1. To cash remitted to Clergy for 6 mos. services commencing! 
I with Convention, viz: 

Rev. F. M. Hubbard, §50 Oo! 

Rev. Israel Harding, 100 OOl 

Rev. Geo. Benton, 100 OOJ 

Rev. Jarvis Buxton, 100 00 j 

Rev. D. D. Van Antwerp, 100 00 

Rev. A. A. Watson, 100 00 

Rev. W. E. Snowden, 100 00 

Rev. B. S. Bronson, 50 00 

Rev. R. B. Sutton, 100 00, 

Rev, N. C. Hughes, 100 Ool 

Rev. G. B. Wetraore, 100 00| 

Rev. W. W. Skiles, 75 00 



To amount carried forward, 



^1075 00 



$1075 00 



73 



account 


with Treamrer of Convention — continued. 




Cr. 


1858, 










By amount brought forward, 




§179 33 




Calvary Church, Tawborough, 


10 00 






Trinity, Scotland Neck, 


12 00 






St. Paul's, Louisburg, 


4 50 






St. John's, Willianisborough, 


5 00 






Grace Church, Plymouth, 


3 60 






St. Luke's, Washington county, 


2 40 






St. Luke's Church, Salisbury, 


10 00 






Church of the Redemption, Lexington, 


3 60 






St. John's, Pitt county. 


2 40 






St. Paul's, Beaufort, 


2 50 






St. David's, Scuppernong, 


9 60 






Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, 


3 60 






Christ Church, Newbern, 


60 00 






Christ Church, Elizabeth City, 


13 00 






Zion Chapel, Beaufort county, 


3 00 






St. Thomas's, Bath, 


3 00 






St. Paul's, Edenton, 


48 00 






Church of the Saviour, Jackson, 


2 40 










198 60 


June 4. 


By cash from St. Stephen's, Goldsborough, 


5 00 




17. 


Ditto Rev. George Patterson, 


3 50 






Ditto St. Mary's, Kinston, 


3 60 




Oct. 11. 


Ditto St. Bartholomew's, Pittsboro', arrearage 1857, 


12 00 




1859, 








Jan'y 1. 


Ditto St. James's, Wilmington, 


60 00 




27. 


Ditto Christ Church, Raleigh, 


60 00 




31. 


Ditto St. John's, Fayetteville, 


60 00 




March 5. 


Ditto St. Paul's, Louisburg, 


4 50 




25. 


Ditto St. Paul's, Edenton, 


21 86 




April 20. 


Ditto Grace Church, Morganton, 


3 60 




29. 


Ditto Christ Church, Rockfish, 


4 00 




30. 


Ditto St. Mary's School, in full, 


12 00 


250 06 




By balance from old account, 




$627 99 


May 2. 


$50 OG 



purposes j^ in account loith the Treasurer of the Convention. 



Cr. 



1858, 
May 8. 


By balance on hand as reported. 






§2468 92 


10. 


By cash from Trinity Church, Asheville 


J 


$9 60 




12. 


Ditto Grace Church, Morganton, 




15 00 




21. 


Ditto sale of Bp. Ravenscroft's Works, 
Hale & Son, 


by E. J. 


46 50 


71 10 




By cash received at Convention, viz: 








St. Bartholomew's, Pittsborough, 




45 00 






Ditto ditto, 1858, 




8 00 






St. Mark's, Deep River, 




4 00 






St. James's^ Granville, 




9 00 






Emmanuel, Warrenton, 




15 00 






Christ Church, Rowan, 




5 00 






St. Andrew's, Rowan, 




4 50 






By amount carried forward, 






90 50 




§2630 52 



Dr. 



Diocese of .Worth Carolina^ {^for Missionarij purposes,') 



18G8, 










To amount brought forward, 




§1075 0( 




Rev. R. W. Barber, 


100 00 






Rev. S. D. Davenport, 


50 00 






Rev. C. T. Bland, 


100 00 






Rev. M. A. Curtis, 


100 00 




Nov. 11. 


Rev. T. S. W. Mott, 


100 00 




30. 


Rev. S. S. Barber, 


200 00 




Dec. 8. 


Rev. F. FitzGerald, 


100 00 






Rev. David Kerr, from Aug. to Nov., 


50 00 




18-59. 






800 0( 




Cash pd Secretary's orders in full to Convention, 


viz: 




March 5. 


Rev. David Kerr, 


100 00 






Rev. Israel Harding, 


50 00 




April 1. 


Rev. Geo. Benton, 


100 00 






Rev. R. W. Barber, 


100 00 






Rev, Geo. B. Wetmore, 


100 00 






Rev. S. D. Davenport, 


50 00 






Rev. W. W. Skiles. 


75 00 






Rev. T. S. W. Mott, 


100 00 






Rev. C. T. Bland, 


100 00 






Rev. Jarvis Buxton, 


100 00 






Rev. F. FitzGerald, 


100 00 






Rev. M. A. Curtis, 


100 00 






Rev. John L. Gay, 


125 00 






Rev. N. C. Hughes, 


100 00 






Rev. D. D. Van Antwerp, 


100 00 






Rev. AV. E. Snowdeu, 


100 00 






Rev. B. S. Bronson, 


50 00 






Rev. S. S. Barber, 


75 00 






Rev. H. A. Skinner, 


100 00 






Rev. J. A. Wainwright, 


100 00 










1^5 




Postage Stamps, 




1 0( 




To amount carried forward, 




$3701 



75 



in account with Treasurer of Convention — continued. 



Cr. 



1858, 



May 31. 

June 5. 

21. 

Aug. 18. 

Oct. 11. 

29. 

Nov. 1. 

Dec. 11. 

1859, 

Jan. 28. 

29. 

March 5. 

25. 

April 20. 

Mar 23 & 

April 26 

27 

29 



By amount brought forward, 
St. Philip's, Mocksville, 
St. James's, Iredell, 
St. Luke's, Lincolnton, 
Holy Trinity, Hertford, 
St. Matthew's, Hillsborough, 
St. Mary's, Orange, 
Grace Church, Bertie, 
St. Thomas's, Windsor, 
St. Paul's, Greenville, 
Trinity Chapel, Beaufort, 
St. Stephen's, Oxford, 
St. Peter's, Washington, 
St. Mary's, Gatesville, 
Calvary, Wadesborough, 
Holy Innocents, Henderson, 
Calvary, Tawborough, 
Trinity, Scotland Neck, 
St. Paul's, Louisbtirg, 
St. John's, Williamsborough, 
Grace Church, Plymouth, 
St. Luke's, Washington county. 
Church of the Advent, Williamston, 
Christ Churcli, Newbern, 
Christ Church, Elizabeth City, 
Zion Chapel, Beaufort, 
St. Paul's, Edenton, 
Church of the Saviour, Jackson, 
St. Luke's Church, Salisbury, 
Church of the Redemption, Lexington, 
Wilkesborough and Richmond Hill, 
Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, 
St. John's, Pitt county, 
St. Paul's, Beaufort, 
St. David's, Scuppernong, 
Missionarj'- collection, St. Paul's, Edenton, 

By cash Emmanuel Ch., Warrenton, by a Lady, 

Ditto St. Stephen's, Goldsborough, 

Ditto St. Mary's, Kinston, 

Ditto St. Bartholomew's, Pittsborough, 

Ditto ditto ditto, 

Ditto St. Stephen's, Oxford, 

Dividend on 12 shares Cape Fear Bank Stock, 

By cash fm Mrs. Maj. Holmes, F't Stanton, N. Mex. 

Ditto St. Mary's School, 
Ditto St. John's, Rutherfordton, 
Ditto St. Paul's, Louisburg, 
Ditto St. Paul's, Edenton, 
Ditto Grace Church, Morganton, 

Ditto St. James's, Wilmington, 

Ditto by a Lady at Murphy, Cherokee county, 

Ditto Christ Church, Rockfish, 



To amount carried forward. 



8 00 


3 00 


15 00 


30 00 


25 00 


2 00 


7 50 


30 00 


15 00 


27 00 


10 00 


160 00 


7 50 


21 50 


27 00 


50 00 


65 00 


7 00 


20 00 


18 00 


7 57 


7 50 


165 29 


50 00 


5 00 


62 00 


9 00 


40 00 


10 00 


15 00 


15 00 


15 00 


2 50 


38 00 


156 94 


10 00 


5 00 


10 00 


lU 00 


27 00 


10 00 


48 00 


20 00 


50 00 


3 00 


22 00 


84 15 


15 00 


350 00 


1 00 


15 00 



S2630 52 



1147 80 



$680 15 



4457 97 



76 



Dr. 


Diocese of North Carolina, (^for Missionary 


purposes^ 


1859, 


To amount brought forward, 


$3701 00 


May 2. 


To balance to new account, 


1436 99 




J55137 99 







Dr. 



Report of TJios. B. Wright, Trea- 



1858, 



14. 



16 

31 

June 24 


26 


Aug. 27 


Oct. 8 

20 

Nov. 19 



Dec. 4. 



1859, 
April 27. 



To balance per account rendered to Convent'n, May 1858, 
Trinity Church, Scotland Neck, 
Calvary Church, Tawborough, 
St. David's, Scuppernong, 
Grace Church, Plymouth, 
Ti'inity Parish, Beaufort, 
Convention collection in St. Paul's, Edenton, 
Contribution St. James's Parish, Wilmington, 
Trinity Church, Scotland Neck, 
Calvary Church, Tawborough, 
St. Bartholomew's, Pittsboro', year ending May 1857. 

Ditto ditto, current year. 

Trinity Church, Beaufort, 
St. Paul's, Greenville, 
St. Paul's, Louisburg, 
St. Stephen's, Oxford, 
Christ Church, Raleigh, 
Mary Ann McRee, 
St. Paul's Church, Wilkesborough, 
Gwyn's Chapel, 
Grace Church, Plymouth, 1858, 



To balance brought down. 



$397 13 



^427 85 


8 00 


19 00 


16 45 


5 00 


3 00 


86 89 


57 53 


35 00 


49 00 


20 00 


6 00 


3 50 


3 50 


16 70 


3 30 


32 00 


3 00 


3 50 


6 50 


4 66 


§809 88 





Y7 



in account iciih Treasurer of Convention— concluded. 



1859, 
April 29. 

30. 



May 2. 



r>3^ amount brought forward, 
Ditto St. John's, Fayetteville, 
Ditto E. J. Hale & Son, sale of Bp. Ravenscroft's 

Works, 
Ditto St. Mary's School, in full, 
Dividend on 12 shares Cape Fear Bank Stock, 
Interest on money loaned. 



320 00 

10 88 
100 00 

60 00 
189 14 



By balance from old account. 



$1436 



Cr. 



$4457 97 



680 02 



S5137 99 



C. T. HAiaH, Treasurer. 



surer of Education Committee. 



Cr. 



1858, 



1869, 
April 27. 



By amount disbursed by the Committee since May 1857, 
and for which vouchers have been submitted to and ap- 
proved by the Committee, 

Balance to the credit of the Treasurer, in the Bank of Cape 
Fear, Wilmington, 



§412 75 



897 13 



§809 88 



The Treasurer holds a certificate for five shares of F. & W. Plank Road stock, 
upon which no dividends have been received. 

THOS. H. WRIGHT, Treas'r. 



79 



OON&TTTTJTIOJSI 

OF THE 

Protestant Episcopal Cliiiieh In North Carolina. 

ADOPTED MAY G. ISoO. 



AETICLE I. 

The Chuych in this Diocese accedes to, and adopts the Con- 
stitution of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United 
States of xlmerica, as set forth in General Conven.tion thereof, 
and acknowledges its authority accordingly. 
AETICLE 11. 

Section 1 — There shall be an Annual Convention of the 
Church in tliis Diocese, at such time aiid place as luay be de- 
termined bv the next preceding Coiivenrion, or, in tlieeventof 
uo such detei-mination, on the fast AVednesday in May, at such 
place as may be agreed upon i? v the Bishop and Standing Com- 
mittee. 

Sec. 2 — But the time or place of such meeting may be chang- 
ed or special Conventions called by the ecclesiastical authorit'y 
of the Diocese, subject nevertheless to such canonical provisions 
as may hereafter be made. 

Sec. 3 — Provided that no special Convention shall be called 
without at least sixty days notice, which notice shall be pub- 
lished for at least one month in three difl'erent newspapers of 
the State, and shall specify the busiiiess and purpose for which 
said special Convention is" to be called, and upon tliat alone it 
shall act. 

AETICLE in. 

Sec. 1 — The Convention shall be composed of the two orders, 
Clerical and Lay. 

Sec. 2 — The Bishop of the Diocese, or, in his absence, the 
Assistant Bisliop, if there be one, or the Bishop in charge, as 
representing the Episcopal authority, shall, if present, preside 
at all meetings of the Convention. 

Sec. 3 — Every Clergyman of the Church having been for 
twelve calendar months before any meeting of the Convention, 
canonically connected with the Diocese, ei'ther as a Clergyman 
or as a Candidate for Ordeis, shall be entitled to a seat and 
vote in the same. 

Sec. 4— Each regularly organized Parish in uniun with the 
Convention, sliall be entitled to be represented at its sessions 
by one or more delegates not exceeding four, to be chosen by 



80 

the Yestry from among the baptized persons of good moral 
standing in said Parish. And each Yestry shall be entitled to 
elect in addition four alternate delegates, subject to the same 
qualifications, who shall be authorized, in the order of their 
election, to fill any vacancy that may occur in the delegation 
originally chosen. Provided, that no person, clerical or lay, 
Tinder ecclesiastical censure, publicly declared by a competent 
tribunal, shall be admissible to a seat in the Convention. 

Sec. 5 — If any Parish shall neglect or decline to appoint 
delegates, or if any of those appointed shall neglect or be pre- 
vented from attending, such Parish shall nevertheless be bound 
by the acts of the Convention. 

AKTICLE lY. 

Sec. 1 — The Convention shall be the sole judge of the 
election of its own members. It shall have power to adopt 
rules of order for its own government, elect officers and raise 
funds, and shall also have such other legislative powers as may 
be necessary and proper for the well-being of the Diocese. 

Sec. 2 — The Convention shall have n<> power to pass any 
Canon infringing the Episcopal authority, or afi:ectiug the 
spiritual condition of the Diocese against the express dissent of 
the Bishop: Provided^ that said dissent shall be expressed at 
that or the ensuing Annual Convention. 

Sec. 3 — But this shall not prevent the Convention from ofier- 
ing, independently of the Bishop, resolutions of advice or in- 
quiry, or from any proceedings necessary for the purposes of 
impeachment. 

ARTICLE Y. 

To constitute a quorum for the purpose of ordinary business, 
the presence of one-third of all the Parochial Clergj^, and of 
delegates from one-third of all the Parishes entitled to repre- 
sentation as appearing on the Journal of the preceding year, 
shall be necessary. Any less number, however, shall be com- 
petent to receive reports and to adjourn. 
ARTICLE YL 

Sec. 1 — Upon any question before the Convention, when it 
may be required by any one clerical member, or by the dele- 
gation present of any one Parish, the two orders shall vote 
separately. And in all cases of a vote by orders, eacli clerical 
member shall be entitled to one vote, and each delegation shall 
also be entitled to one vote, and a concurrence of majorities of 
both orders shall be necessary to a decision. When no such 
division is called for, each member of the Convention shall be 
entitled to one vote. 

Sp:c. 2 — All elections shall be by ballot, unless otherwise 
unanimoush^ ordered. 

ARTICLE YIL 

Sec. 1 — The Convention shall annually elect a President, 



81 

(who shall be a Presbyter of the Diocese,) a Secretary and a 
Treasurer. 

Sec. 2 — Should there at any time be no such election, then 
the officers last before elected shall hold over till such election 
shall be had. 

Sec. 3 — Should the office of Secretary or that of Treasurer 
become vacant, by death or otherwise, at any time preceding 
the annual election, the Ecclesiastical Authority shall be em- 
powered to appoint some person to fill the vacancy till such 
time as an election shall be had, who shall be competent to all 
the powers and duties of the office as if regularly elected thereto. 
AETICLE YIII. 

Sec. 1 — A Standing Committee or Council of Advice to the 
Bishop, of not less than five persons, shall be annually elected 
by the Convention. A majority of said Committee shall at all 
times be Clegymen of the Diocese, and no Layman not a Com- 
municant shall be a member thereof. 

Sec. 2 — The Committee shall have power to fill any vacancies 
that may occur in their own body between the Annual Meet- 
ings of the Convention. 

Sec. 3 — AYhen there is no Bishop, the Standing Committee 
shall be the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese, and, as such, 
may invite the temporary services of other Bishops, and, for 
due cause, may change the time or place of the Annual Meet- 
ings of the Convention. They may also summon special Con- 
ventions when there is no Bishop, and shall do so upon the 
call of one-third of the Clergy of the Diocese, or of one- third 
of the Parishes in union with the Convention, as appearing 
upon the lists of the Journal last before published. And although 
there be a Bishop, the Standing Committee shall have power 
to call special Conventions for the purpose of proceedings rela- 
tive to his impeachment, and shall do so upon a similar requi- 
sition by the Clergy or Laity. 

AKTICLE IX. 

Sec. 1 — Any ten or more Adults may organize themselves 
into a Parish and be received into union with the Convention, 
by taking such steps as may be provided for by Canon. 

Sec. 2 — Provided that it shall always be competent to the 
Ecclesiastical authority of the Diocese, with the consent of the 
Eector of any Parish, to establish within the limits of said 
Parish, independent Missionary congregations, whose pastors 
shall be independent of the Eector and responsible only to the 
Ecclesiastical authority aforesaid. 

Sec. 3 — Li all Parochial elections none shall be entitled to 
vote but males of the age of twenty-one years, members of the 
Parish, who shall have subscribed a declaration in the follow- 
ing words, viz: 

We, the undersigned, do hereby consent to be governed by 
6 



82 

the Constitution and Canons of tlie Church, as set forth in 
General Convention, and by the Constitution and Canons of 
the Church in this Diocese. [See Canon xiv.] Provided, that 
this section shall not be taken to infringe upon the existing 
customs of any already organized Parish. 

Sec. 4 — Any Parish ceasing to elect Delegates to the Con- 
ve'^tion for two successive years, or any Parish resisting the 
authority of the Convention, may be suspended from the right 
of representation, or its connection witli tlie Convention dis- 
solved by a vote of not less than two-thirds of each order en- 
titled to seats. But such suspension or dissolution shall never 
take place without previous inquiry by a Committee appointed 
for the purpose, and a report upon the facts of the case. 

AETICLE X. 

Sec. 1 — Any Presbyter regularly called to the charge of a 
Parish and entering thereupon, shall, during the time of such 
charge, be held to be the Kector of said Parish. 

Sec. 2 — The Kector is recognized as having, by virtue of his 
o^':ice, the exclusive regulation, under his canonical superiors, 
of all the spiritual concerns of the Parish; as being entitled at 
all times to have access to the Church building, and to open 
the same for the service or instruction of this Church, as he 
may deem proper; to call meetings of the Yestry or congrega- 
tion; when present, to preside in the same, and, in case of a tie, 
to give the casting vote. 

ARTICLE XL 

The Convention shall pass Canong'for the trial of Clergymen. 

ARTICLE XII. 

Sec. 1 — When a Bishop is to be elected, the Convention shall 
alwaj^s vote in distinct orders, and on this wise: The Clergy, by 
a majority of all in the Diocese entitled to seats in the Conven- 
tion, shall nominate, by ballot, a Presbyter tor the office; and 
the concurrence, by ballot, of a majority of all the Parisiies in 
union with the Convention, shall complete the election. 

Sec. 2 — In the election of a Bishop, or upon any question 
touching the same, no Clergyman who shall have become ca- 
nonically connected with the Diocese during the vacancy in 
the Episcopate, and no Parish which shall have been received 
into union with the Convention during such vacancy, shall be 
permitted to vote. 

ARTICLE XIII. 

JSTo new Canon shall be passed, nor shfill any existing Canon 
be amended, upon the day upon which said new Canon or 
amendment may be proposed, without unanimous consent. Nor, 
without a similar consent, shall the question upon such Canon 
or amendment be finally put without previous reference to a 
Committee. 



83 

AETICLE XIY. 

Sec. 1 — This Constitution shall not be altered or amended 
without, 

First: A concurrent vote of a majority of both orders pre- 
sent at one Annual Convention proposing said alteration. 

Second: The adoption of the proposed alteration or amend- 
ment, at the next ensuing Annual Convention, by a majority of 
all the Clergy and of all the Parishes entitled to seats in said 
Convention. 

Sec. 2 — Provided, that the consideration of the proposed 
amendment may always be postponed to the next Annual Con- 
vention, by a vote of two-thirds of both orders present. 
ARTICLE XY. 

This Constitution shall go into eflect from and after the ad- 
journment of this Convention. 



CANON'S 

OF THE 

Protestant Episcopal Church in North Carolina. 

ADOPTED MAY 6, 1859. 



CANON I. — Change of time or place of meeting of Convention. 

Whenever the prevalence of an epidemic, or contagious disease, or 
other sufficient cause, shall render it necessary, the Ecclesiastical Au- 
thority of the Diocese may change the place and time of meeting of the 
Diocesan Convention. 

CANON II. — List of Memhers of Convention. 

Section 1. — Clergy. — It shall he the duty of the Secretary, before 
the opening of the Annual Convention, to apply to the Ecclesiastical 
Authority for a correct list of the Clergy entitled to seats. Such list 
shall he prima facie evidence of said title, and from it the Secretary 
shall prepare the Roll for the purpose of organization. 

Sec. 2. — Laity. — The Secretaries of the several Parish Yestries, 
electing Lay Delegates to the Convention, shall furnish three certificates 
of said election, whereof one vsliall be handed to the Delegates elect, one 
shall he forwarded to the Secretary of the Convention, and one to the 
Minister of the Parish where the Convention is to be held — the latter 
two to be mailed at least two weeks before the time appointed for the 
opening of the session. From these certificates the Secretary shall pre- 
pare a list of Lay Delegates, to be called at the opening of the Conven- 
tion; nor shall he insert any name upon the roll without the evidence 
of one of said certificates, unless specially directed to do so by the Con- 



84 

vention. Defective or doubtful certificates shall be laid aside to be acted 
upon after the Convention shall have organized. 
CANON III.— Services. 

At the opening of the Convention, Divine Service shall be celebrated 
and the Holy Communion administered; and a Sermon shall be preach- 
ed by some Clergyman appointed for the purpose by the Ecclesiastical 
Authority. 

CANON lY.— Rules of Order. 

The Convention shall adopt Rules of Order, -which shall continue in 
force till altered. 

CANON Y.— President. 

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Convention, in the 
absence of a Bishop competent to do so, according to the provisions of 
the Constitution. 

CANON Yl.—Secretari/. 

The Secretary shall issue the prescribed notices of the annual meet- 
ings of the Convention, and in case of special meetings of the same, or 
of a change in the time or place of the regular meeting, shall, under the 
direction of the Ecclesiastical Authority, issue notices thereof. He 
shall prepare the canonical lists of the Clergy and Lay Delegates enti- 
tled to seats therein. In the absence of both Bishop and President, he 
shall call the Convention to order for the purpose of organization. He 
shall keep a record of its proceedings under its direction; shall prepare 
and issue its journals; and shall preserve, and have ready for reference, 
all papers belonging to the same, not specially given into other hands. 
CANON \ll.~- Treasurer. 

The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds or moneys belonging to 
the Diocese; shall, under the direction of the Convention, receive, in- 
vest and disburse the same, and shall keep and return an account there- 
of to each annual meeting. 

CANON Ylll.— Committees. 

Sec. 1. — In addition to the Standing Committee of the Diocese, as 
provided for by the Constitution, the following permanent Committees 
shall be annually elected, who shall remain in office till the appointment 
of their successors, viz: An Executive 3Iissionary Committee, to con- 
sist of five; and an Education Committee, to consist of three, exclusive 
of the Bishop, who, if there be one, shall be ex. officio Chairman of the 
said Committees. 

Sec. 2. — Standing Committee. — The Standing Committee shall elect 
a President and Secretary from their own body. They shall assemble 
upon the call of their President, whenever he may deem it necessary. 
He shall also summon them whenever required to do so by the Bishop, 
or by any three members of the Committee. In the event of a vacancy 
in the Episcopate, the President shall call a meeting within thirty days 
after knowledge of the flict. The Standing Committee shall hold meet- 
ings for the transaction of business at each Convention; and shall report 
to the annual meetings of the Convention the transactions of the pre- 
ceding year. A record of all their official acts shall be kept by their 
Secretary, which shall always be open to the inspection of the Bishop, 
and of the Convention. 

Sec. 3. — Executive Missionarij Committee. — The Executive Mission- 



85 

ary Committee shall have in charge the Missionary funds of the Dio- 
cese, for which they shall be empowered to draw upon its Treasurer, the 
order of their Chairman being the Treasurer's warrant. They shall re- 
ceive applications for aid; they shall report annually to the Convention 
their transactions during the previous year, and the condition of the Mis- 
sionary field, and shall make such recommendations for the future as 
may seem to them good. Under the direction of the Bishop, if there 
be one, they shall select the Missionaries or Missionary Stations to be 
aided, and in the absence of specific directions by the Convention, shall 
make such appropriations to the same as may seem to them suitable. 

Sec. 4. — Eihicat/on Committee. — The Education Committee shall 
have charge of the Education fund of the Diocese, with power, in the 
absence of express provisions to the contrary, to invest or appropriate 
the same as may seem to them best. They shall be empowered to draw 
upon the Treasurer of the Diocese for all such funds in his hands, and 
the order of their Chairman shall be his warrant. They shall receive, 
consider, and act upon all applications for aid in behalf of young men 
desirous to enter the Ministry of the Church. They are hereby direct- 
ed to seek out such cases, and if need be, bring them to the notice of 
the Church, in an}' way that may seem best. They shall report annu- 
ally to the Convention their transactions of the preceding year, and the 
condition of the fund under their control; and shall make such recom- 
mendations for the future as may seem to them good. 
CANON IX.— Relief Fund. 

The contributions to the Relief Fund shall be distributed under the 
direction of the Bishop. 

CANON X. — Committee on the State of the Church. 

It shall be the duty of the Committee on the State of the Church, 
from such materials as may be placed before them, to report to the Con- 
vention, at some time during its session, the condition of the Diocese, 
with such particular statements, or such recommendations, as may seem 
to them desirable. 

CANON XL — Committee on Finance. 

The Committee on Finance shall audit the Treasurer's accounts. They 
shall have power to report a scale of assessments, for the purpose of rais- 
ing funds required for Diocesan purposes; they may receive applications 
for the alteration of the said scale, and shall report thereon to Conven- 
tion. They shall report to each Convention the general condition of 
the several funds of the Diocese, with such deficits in the assessments 
as may be discoverable. They may make such recommendations as may 
seem to them desirable, and shall act upon all other matters relative to 
Diocesan property committed to them by the Convention. 

CANON XIL — Deputies to the General Convention. 

At each Annual Convention there may, and at each Annual Conven- 
tion immediately preceding the triennial session of the General Conven- 
tion there shall, be elected four Clerical and four Lay Deputies to said 
G-eneral Convention, who shall be, in accordance with Article II of the 
Constitution of the General Convention, '^Communicants in this Church 
and residents in the Diocese." There may also be appointed four Al- 
ternate Clerical and four Alternate Lay Deputies, subject to the same 
provisions as the original Deputies above-mentioned. The said Alter- 



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nate Deputies shall succeed to vacancies in the original deputation — 
the Clergy in the order of official and the Laymen in that of personal 
geniority. And in this order the Secretary shall insert their names 
upon the journal. Deputies elect to the General Convention^ finding 
themselves unable to attend, shall, four weeks at least before the time 
of meeting, give notice to the first Alternate of the same order. Should 
said Alternate be unable to attend, he shall give immediate notice to 
the next upon the list of the same order with himself. Should either 
of said Alternates receive two or more such notices, he shall, according 
to the circumstances, transmit said notices to one or more of the Alter- 
nates who follow him, and in the order in which they stand. 
CANON Xill.— Trustees of the Diocese. 

The Bishop, or when there is no Bishop, the President of the Stand- 
ing Committee, shall, ex officio, with two Laymen to be elected by the 
Convention, constitute a Board of Trustees for the Church in this Dio- 
cese, and shall be authorized to hold the property of the Diocese not 
otherwise provided for. 

CANON XIY.— Organization of Parishes. 

In order to the organization of a new Parish, and its union with the 
Convention, it shall be necessary. 

First. To obtain the written consent of the Ecclesiastical Authority. 

Second. If within the limits of some already existing Parish, to ob- 
tain and present to the Convention the written consent of the Rector of 
the Parish. Prodded, that if the consent of the Minister aforesaid is 
denied or withheld, application may be made to the Ecclesiastical Au- 
thority of the Diocese for the establishment of such new Parish, of which 
application one month's previous notice shall be given to the Minister 
whose consent is so denied or withheld. The decision of the Ecclesias- 
tical Authority, if in favor of the application, shall be final; but if other- 
wise, the case shall be reported to the Convention of the Diocese, (with 
the reasons for withholding an assent,) for the final action of that body. 
(^From Sec. 15, Canon IX, 1853, of General Convention.^ 

Third. To assume a name and elect a Vestry. 

Fourth. To subscribe and present to the Convention a certificate in 
the following words, viz: ''We, the undersigned, being adults desirous 
to form ourselves into a Parish of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 
the Diocese of North Carolina, do certify that we consent to be gov- 
erned by the Constitution and Canons of the Church, as set forth in the 
General Convention, and by the Constitution and Canons of the Church 

in this Diocese: that we have assumed the name of , and have 

elected the following persons Vestrymen: . In witness 

whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names, this day of , 

in the year of our Lord ." For the purpose of recording said sub- 
scription, as also for the purpose of receiving the subscriptions of sub- 
sequent voters, provided for by Art. X, Sec. 4, of the Constitution, a 
book shall be kept in the A^estry of each Church, and shall be present 
at the Parochial Elections. 

CANON XV .—Parochial Elections. 

Sec. 1. — Vestry. — Upon Easter Monday, unless some other day has 
been specified by the Vestry, each Parish shall annually elect a Vestry 
of not less than three, nor more than twelve persons. But in the event, 



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at any time, of an omission to elect, the Vestry last chosen shall hold 
over till another election shall be held. 

Sec. 2. — Wardens. — Each Vestry shall annually elect a Senior and 
a Junior Warden, from among their own number; the former upon no- 
mination by the Rector. If there be no Rector, the election shall pro- 
ceed without said nomination. 

Sec. o. — Duties of Wardens. — In the absence of the Rector, the 
Wardens shall preside in all meetings of the Vestry or congregation, in 
the order of their official seniority. As representatives of the Vestry, 
they shall (subject to its directions and in consistency with the rights 
of the Pastor,) have charge of the Church-building, and shall see that 
it be kept from all secular uses, and from all uses inconsistent with the 
doctrines or discipline of the Protestant Episcopal Church; and, so far 
as possible, in good repair, as becometh the House of God. They shall 
see that it be prepared for public worship, and that order be preserved 
during the same; that suitable books be provided for the service, robes 
for the Vestry, and, when necessary, the elements for the Holy Com- 
munion. 

Sec. 4. — Treasurer. — In the absence of any other appointment, the 
Junior Warden shall act as Treasurer of the parish. 

Sec. 5. — Vestry Meetings in Certain Cases. — Should the Rector re- 
fuse to call a meeting of the Vestry, when in the opinion of the War- 
dens or of amajority of the Vestry such a meeting would be of importance, 
it shall be competent to the Wardens, or to any three of the A^estry, to call 
one. Provided that the Rector shall have due notice of the same. 
CANON X\l.— CaU of a Pastor. 

When there is no Rector, the Wardens and Vestry shall have power 
to call a minister and to enter into all needful stipulations for his sup- 
port. But if he prefer to rely upon the voluntary contributions of the 
people, he shall be entitled to do so; and in such case the Vestry shall 
not have power to tax the sittings for that purpose without his consent. 
The Rector shall not have power to appoint a 7Jer??i(r??e«/ assistant with- 
out the consent of the Vestry. 

CANON ^Yll.— Legal Foicers of the Vestry. 

The Vestry shall be the Trustees of the Parish; shall have charge of 
all the secular concerns thereof; shall hold the property belonging there- 
to, and shall be authorized to collect, invest or disburse its funds. 
CANON XYUl.— Dissolution of Parishes. 

In case of the dissolution of a Parish, the propert}^ belonging to the 
same shall vest in the Trustees of the Diocese, in trust for the interests 
of the church in the said late parish, and shall, upon the hona fde re- 
organization of said Parish, be re-conveyed to the same. 

CANON XIX. — Registration, Eepo?'ts, &c. 

Section 1. — Private and Parish Registers. — In order to give effect 
to canons XXIX. of 1832, and XII. of 1853, of the General Conven- 
tion, it is hereby ordered, that each clergyman of this church shall 
keep a register of all the baptisms, marriages and funerals solemnized 
by him, as well as of all the baptisms, marriages, confirmations and 
funerals within his parish or cure, specifying the names of the persons 
in each instance; the ages and parentage of those baptized, with the 
names of their sponsors or witnesses, and the time when each rite is 



performed^ whicli register shall be transcribed at least once in each 
month into a book to be kept for the purpose by the Yestry of the Parish. 
Sec. 2. — Lists of Communicants, <&c. — It shall also be the duty of 
each clergyman to keep a list of the communicants within his cure, and, 
so far as practicable, of all the families and adult persons within the 
same, to remain for the use of his successor. 

Sec. 3. — Parochial Reports. — It shall be the duty of each clergy- 
man to report to the Bishop of the Diocese, on or before the first day 
of each annual convention, the number of the baptisms, confirmations, 
marriages and deaths among the people of his charge since the preceding 
convention. Also, all such ofiicial acts as he may have performed dur- 
ing the same period, whether within or without his cure, specifying in 
the latter case the place where performed. He shall also report, so far 
as practicable, the number of communicants within his cure, with the 
numbers of children receiving religious instruction in Sunday Schools, 
or Parochial Schools; also the amounts of contributions for church pur- 
poses, as well as such other matters as may throw light upon the state 
of the parish. 

Sec. 4. — Reading of said Rejjorts. — The said reports, or such parts 
of the same, as the Bishop may deem fit, may be read in the Diocesan 
convention, and shall be entered upon the journals thereof. 

Sec. 5. — If there he no Pastor. — In the case of a Parish without a 
Pastor, it shall be the duty of the Yestry to make the parochial report 
required in this Canon. 

Sec. 6. — Communicants to he Reported. — In making the above Re- 
ports, all Communicants not suspended by action of a regular tribunal, 
or with their own consent, shall be included. 

CANON XX. — Salaries, Compensations, d'c. 
Sec. 1. — Officers of the Convention, &c. — The Secretary, the Trea- 
surer, the clerical members of the Diocesan Convention, and the mem- 
bers of the Standing Committee of the Diocese, in actual attend- 
ance upon the duly called meetings of the bodies to which they seve- 
rally belong, shall be entitled to have their necessary expenses, incurred 
by such attendance, paid out of the funds of the Diocese; and the Trea- 
surer of the Diocese is hereby directed to pay the same upon the per- 
sonal application (by letter or otherwise) of said parties, accompanied 
by a certificate of the amount actually and necessarily expended in each 
instance. 

Sec. 2. — Clericcd Deputies. — Each clerical deputy to the General 
Convention actually attending the same, shall be entitled to receive 850 
to cover his expenses; and the Treasurer is hereby directed to pay the 
same upon his application. 

CANON XXI. — Diocesan Assessments. 

Sec. 1. — Scale of Assessments. — In order to meet the regular ex- 
penses of the Diocese, and its Missionary and other wants, there shall 
be, from time to time, a scale of assessments adopted, by the authority 
of the Convention, to be printed with the Journals, whereby the amounts 
needed shall be assessed upon the several Parishes, as nearly as may be 
in proportion to their pecuniary ability. 

Sec. 2. — Change of Scale. — Should any Parish or Congregation 
deem its assessment out of proportion to its means, said Parish or con- 
gregation may, by its Pastor or Lay delegates, appear before the Com- 



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mittee of Finance and urge its objections to said assessment; and it shall 
be the duty of the Committee of Finance to hear all such applications, 
and report them, with their judgment upon the same, to the Convention. 

Sec. 3. — Objects of Assessment. — The above-mentioned assessments 
shall be for the expenses of the Diocese, the salary of the Bishop, the 
Diocesan Missionary fund, and the fund for the relief of widows and 
orphans of deceased Clergymen. 

CANON XXil.— Education Fund. 

There shall also be made, in every Parish of the Diocese, at least once 
in each year, a collection in behalf of the Diocesann Education fund. 
CANON XXIII. — Permanent Einscopal Fund. 

Sec. 1. — There shall be established, to aid in the support of the 
Bishop, a fund to be called the Permanent Episcopal Fund, to include 
all sums hitherto contributed specifically to that object, or which may 
hereafter be contributed, whereof the principal shall remain untouched, 
and only the interest be applied to the support of the Episcopate. 

And the Treasurer is hereby directed to add to the same, from time 
to time, all the surplus remaining from the amounts received by assess- 
ment or otherwise, for the support of the Episcopate and the contingent 
expenses of the Diocese, after payment of said Bishop's salary and con- 
tingent expenses. 

Sec. 2. — Investment of the same. — The Treasurer is furthermore 
directed to invest all said contributions to the Permanent Episcopal 
Fund, as well as all the additions last above mentioned, in North Caro- 
lina State Stock, or upon some other good security within the State, as 
may seem to him most advantageous. 

CANON XXIV. — Permanent Missionary Fund. 

Sec. 1. — All sums derived for Missionary purposes, from any source 
other than that of the regular Missionary assessment, shall, if consistent 
with the will of the donors, be invested as a Permanent Missionary 
Fund, whereof the principal shall remain untouched, and only the 
interest be applied to current Missionary expenses. 

Any surplus which may remain from the amounts received for cur- 
rent Missionary expenses, whether by interest upon the permanent fund 
aforesaid, by assessment or otherwise, after payment of such current 
Missionary expenses, shall be added to the permanent fund aforesaid. 

Sec. 2. — Investment of the Same. — The Treasurer of the Diocese is 
directed to invest such permanent fund, together with such additions as 
it may, from time to time, receive as aforesaid, in North Carolina State 
Stock, or upon some other good security within the State, as may seem 
to him most advantageous. 

CANON XXV. — Unappropriated Funds. 

Should there remain in the Treasury any other funds not specifically 
appropriated, the Treasurer is hereby directed to invest the same in 
North Carolina State Stock, or upon some other good security within 
the State, as may seem to him most advantageous. 

CANON XXVI. — Clergy liahle to Missionary Duty. 

All Clergymen receiving aid from the Missionary funds of the Diocese, 
shall be liable to perform regular Missionary duty, the sphere of which 
shall be fixed by the Bishop and the amount by the Bishop and Mis- 
sionary Committee. 



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CANON XXNll.— Trial of Clergymen. 

Sec. 1. — The Presentment. — Any Clergyman shall be liable to pre- 
sentment and trial, for false doctrine, immorality, disorderly conduct, 
violation of the rubrics, of the Constitution or Canons of the Church in 
the United States, or of the Constitution or Canons of the Church in 
this Diocese. 

Such presentment to be made by the Vestry of the Parish in which 
said Clergyman has charge, or in which he resides, or by at least three 
male Communicants of the Diocese of full age, or by two or more Pres- 
byters, who shall have been canouically resident therein for one year. 

But no presentment shall be made in any case, of any offence alleged 
to have been committed more than three years before the date of the 
presentment. Provided, that if the accused be convicted of the alleged 
offence in a civil Court, presentment may still be made within one year 
after said conviction. 

Said presentment shall be made to the Bishop, in u-ritlng, with the 
names of the presenters subscribed, and shall distinctly declare, with all 
reasonable specification of time and circumstances, the nature of the 
offence or offences with which the said Clergyman may be charged. 

Sec. 2. — Public Rumor. — But although no such presentment be 
made, if pullic rumor charge any Clergyman with the commission of 
any of the offences above enumerated, the Bishop shall appoint two or 
more Presbyters to investigate the truth of such rumor, and if such in- 
vestigation prove adverse to the Clergyman so charged, the said Pres- 
byters shall make the presentment as above, according to the form and 
regulations there provided. 

The presenters shall, in all cases, assume the responsibility of con- 
ducting the prosecution. 

Sec. 3. — Service of Presentment — Constitution of Court. — Should 
the Bishop be of opinion from the nature of the charge or charges made, 
that the presentment contains sufl&cient grounds for proceeding to trial, 
he shall cause a copy thereof to be forthwith sent to the accused He 
shall then give notice to the Standing Committee, who thereupon shall 
select seven Presbyters, actually and canonically resident in the Diocese, 
from whom the President of the Standing Committee shall, in writing, 
call upon the accused to elect three. But in case the accused refuse or 
neglect to make such election within ten days after due notice as afore- 
said, the Standing Committee shall make the said election. 

The three Presbyters so elected shall constitute a Court for the trial 
of the accused; and shall have all powers necessary for the due conduct- 
ing of the said trial. 

Sec. 4. — Lai/ Assessor. — The Bishop shall appoint a member of the 
legal profession, who shall also be a Communicant of the Church, as 
Assessor to the Court, to advise ih.Q Court, if requested, upon all ques- 
tions of law which may arise during the trial. 

Sec. h.— Time and Place of Irial, and Notice Thereof— The Bishop 
shall appoint a time and place of trial, and shall give at least thirty days 
notice of the same to the members of the Court, the Assessor, the Pre- 
senters, and the Accused; at which time and place, the Witnesses also 
shall be notified to attend. 

Sec. 6. — AssemLling of Court and Record of Procccdinr/s. — The 
Court shall assemble at the time and place appointed, and shall proceed 



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to examine fully the charges, and shall keep an accurate record of all 
their proceedings and of the evidence. 

Sec. 7. — JS\iture of Ecidence and How Given. — No charge shall be 
considered as established, unless proved by two witnesses, or by one wit- 
ness and corrohorating circumstances. 

Testimony may be given orally, before the Court, or in writing, upon 
interrogatories and cross-interrogatories, to be previously filed with the 
Secretary or Registrar of the Court. Any one or more of the witnesses 
may be examined on oath or affirmation, on the requisition of either 
party. 

Sec. 8. — Decision of the Court and the Sentence. — X unanimous \oiQ 
of the Court on one or more of the charges, shall be necessary to the 
conviction of the accused; and if their decision be adverse to the ac- 
cused, they shall proceed to determine the kind and degree of punish- 
ment commensurate in their opinion with the offence or offences com- 
mitted. They shall transmit to the Bishop, under their hand, the re- 
cord of their proceedings. The judgment of the Bishop on such de- 
cision shall be final, except that he shall have no power to increase the 
punishment recommended by the Court. 

Sec. 9. — Suspension or any heavier sentence shall ipso facto sever 
the connection of the Clergyman with his Parish. 

Sec. 10. — The Record ^to he Filed. — The Record provided for in the 
Sixth Section of this Canon, together with the Bishop's sentence en- 
dorsed, shall be preserved among the papers of the Diocese. 

Sec. 11. — Xotices. — For the purpose of any notice provided for by 
this Canon, it shall be sufficient to serve it either personally or by 
leaving a copy thereof at the last place of residence of the accused. 

Sec. 12. — Confession of an Offence. — When a Clergyman shall 
make confession to the Bishop of the commission of any of the offences 
enumerated in the first section of this Canon, the Bishop shall proceed 
to inflict such ecclesiastical censure or punishment upon the Clergyman 
so confessing, as he (the Bishop) shall think right. 

Sec. 13. — Renunciation of False Doctrine. — In the case of any ac- 
cusation of false doctrine, a renunciation of the same, to the satisfaction 
of the Bishop, shall stay all farther proceedings. 

CANON XXVlll.— Journals of Convention. 

The Secretary shall each year preserve thirty copies of the Journal 
for the use of the members of the next ensuing Convention. 



RESOLUTION CONTINUING IN FORCE. 

Resolved, That the salary of the Bishop of this Diocese be increased, 
and fixed at Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars. — Adopted May 1853. 



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RULES OF ORIDER. 

I. Upon the day appointed, the Convention shall assemble at 10 A. 
M., for the purpose of organization. The Presiding Officer shall call 
the Convention to order and cause the Roll to be called; whereupon, 
should a quorum be present, the Convention shall be declared organized. 

II. After 3Iorning Prayer, the Convention shall proceed to the elec- 
tion of a President and a Secretary. 

III. The Convention shall elect a Treasurer, after the Report of the 
Committee of Finance. 

TV. All Committees shall be appointed by the President, unless 
otherwise ordered. 

V. The regular Committees shall be — 

(a) The Committee on the State of the Church, 

(6) The Committee on Canons, 

(c) The Committee on Finance, 

to consist each of five persons. 

(f?) The Committee on Elections, 

(e) The Committee on New Parishes, 

C/") The Committee on Unfinished Business, 
to consist each of three. 
The said Committees shall be appointed at as early a period in the Ses- 
sion as may be practicable. 

VI. The order of business shall be as follows: 

(a) The Bishop's Address. 

(b) Communications from the President. 

(c) Reports from The Committee on Elections. 

(^) The Committee on New Parishes. 

(e) Parochial Reports. 

(/) Standing Committee's Report. 

(9) Committees appointed at the last Convention. 

C^) Treasurer's Report. 

(0 Finance Committee. 

(^') Committee on Canons. 

(0 Committee on Unfinished Business. 

(wi) Committee on the State of the Church. 

W Other Special Committees. 

(o) Petitions and jNIemorials. 

(p) Motions and Resolutions. 

VII. After the President has taken the Chair, no member shall con- 
tinue standing, except to address the Chair. 

VIII. Speakers shall address the Chair, and shall confine themselves 
to the point in debate. 

IX. No motion shall be considered unless seconded, and, if required, 
reduced to writing. 

X. When the President is putting any question the members shall 
continue in their seats, and shall not hold any private discourse. 

XL When a question is under consideration, no motion shall be re- 
ceived, unless to lay upon the table, to postpone to a certain time, to 



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postpone indefinitely, to commit, to amend, or to divide; and motions for 
any of these purposes shall have precedence in the order herein named. 
The motions to lay on the table and to adjourn shall always be in order, 
and shall be decided without debate; and of these, the motion to adjourn 
shall take precedence. 

XII. If the question under debate contains several distinct propo- 
sitions, the same shall be divided at the request of any member, and a 
vote taken separately, except that a motion to strike out and insert shall 
be indivisible. 

XIII. All amendments shall be considered in the order in which 
they are moved. 

When a proposed amendment is under consideration, a motion to 
amend the same may be made. No after amendment to such second 
amendment shall be in order. But when an amendment to an amend- 
ment is under consideration, a substitute to the whole matter may be re- 
ceived. Xo proposition on a subject different from the one under con- 
sideration shall be received under color of a substitute. 

XIV. A question once decided shall stand as the judgment of the 
Convention, and shall not be drawn again into debate. A motion to 
reconsider any vote shall not be in order, except on the same or suc- 
ceeding day to that on which the vote is taken: Provided always, that 
a vote or question may be reconsidered at any time by the consent of 
two-thirds of the Convention: Provided further, that no motion to re- 
consider shall be made on the last day of the Convention, except on a 
vote or question originally taken on that day. 

XV. The Reports of all Committees shall be in writing, and shall be 
received of course and without motion for acceptance, unless re-commit- 
ted. All Reports recommending or requiring any action or expression 
of opinion by the Convention, shall be accompanied by a corresponding 
resolution. 

XVI. All questions of order shall be decided by the Chair without 
debate, but any member may appeal from such decision. And on such 
appeal no member shall speak more than once without leave. 

XVII. No member shall be absent from the Sessions of the Con- 
vention without leave, or unless he be unable to attend. 

XVIII. When the Convention is about to rise, every member shall 
keep his seat until the President leaves the Chair. 



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FORMS OF DEEDS. 

No. 1. 

This Indenture, made and entered into this day of , in 

tlie year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and , between 

of the County of and State of , of the one part, and 

, the Wardens and Yestry and Trustees of Church, , 

and members of the said Congregation, (the said Church being a Church 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of North Carolina): 

Witnesseth, That the said , for and in consideration of dollars 

to him in hand paid by the said , at and before the ensealing and 

delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, 
hath given, granted, bargained and sold, conveyed and confirmed, and 
doth by these presents give, grant, bargain and sell, convey and confirm 

unto the said , Wardens and Vestry and Trustees of said 

Church, their heirs and successors in ofiice, the following lot or parcel 

of land, siaiate in , and bounded as follows, to-wit: . To 

have and to hold the same, together with all and singular its appurte- 
nances, to the said , Wardens and Yestry and Trustees aforesaid, 

their heirs and successors forever, to and for the use and benefit of the 

Congregation of said Church, . And the said doth, for 

himself and his heirs, covenant and agree with the said , Wardens 

and Yestry and Trustees aforesaid, their heirs and successors, to war- 
rant and defend the same to the said , Wardens and Yestry and 

Trustees aforesaid, their heirs and successors forever. 

In witness whereof, the said hath hereunto set his hand and 

seal, the day and year above written. 



Signed, sealed and delivered, in presence of 



-, [seal.] 



No. 2. 

This Indenture, made and entered into this day of , in 

the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and , between 

, of the County of and State of , of the one part, and 

, Trustees appointed by the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal 

Church for the State of North Carolina, by virtue of the provisions of 
the Act of the General Assembly of North Carolina, passed in the year 
1844-45, entitled "An act to amend the Revised Statutes entitled Re- 
ligious Societies": Witnesseth, That the said , for and in consid- 
eration of dollars to him in hand paid by the said Trustees as 

aforesaid, at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the 
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath given, granted, bargained 
and sold, conveyed and confirmed, and doth by these presents give, 
grant, bargain and sell, convey and confirm, unto the said Trus- 
tees as aforesaid, their heirs and successors in office, the following lot 

or parcel of land, situate in , and bounded as follows, to-wit: . 

To have and to hold the same, with all and singular its appurtenances, 

to the said , Trustees as aforesaid, their heirs and successors in 

office forever, to and for the use and benefit of the Protestant Episcopal 

Church in the State of North Carolina. And the said doth, for 

himself and his heirs, [&c., as in the foregoing Deed.] 



STANDING COMMITTEE FOR 1859-60. 



Hon. JOHN H. BRYAN. 
aEORGE W. MQRDEOAI. 



Hey. R. S. MASON, J). J). 

Rev. F. M. HUBBARD. 

Rev. ALBERT S3IEDES, B. B 

EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE 



Rev. aEORCIE BENTON. 
Rev. JOSEPH C. HUSKE. 



EBW^B LEE WINSLOW. 
CHARLES T. HAIOH. 
EBWARB J. HALE. 



EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 



Rev. R. B. BRANE, B. B. 



Br. THOMAS H. WRIGHT. 
P. K. BICKINSON. 



DELEGATES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION. 



Rev. R. S. MASON, B. B. 
Rev. R. B. BRANE, B. B. 
Rev. A. A. WATSON. 
Rev. J. B. CHESHIRE. 



Hon. THOMAS RUFFIN. 
JOSIAH COLLINS. 
Hon. WM. H. BATTLE. 
EBW'B LEE WINSLOW. 



ALTERNATES. 



Rev. ALBERT SMEBES, B. B. 
Rev. H. H. PROUT. 
Rev. EBWIN GEER. 
Rev. JOSEPH C. HUSKE. 



Br. THOS. H. WRIGHT. 
GEO. W. MORBECAL 
SAMUEL F. PATTERSON. 
MOSES W. JARYIS. 



TRUSTEES TO HOLD PROPERTY FOR THE DIOCESE. 
Rt. Rev. TH03IAS ATKINSON. 
GEORGE W. MORBECAL 
Hon. WILLIAM H. BATTLE. 

TRUSTEES OF THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 



Rev. R. S. MASON, B. B. 
Rev. R. B. BRANE, B. B. 
Rev. ALBERT SMEBES, B. B. 
Rev. E. M. FORBES. 



Hon. THOMAS RUFFIN. 
GEORGE W. MORBECAL 
JOSIAH COLLINS. 
Br. A. J. BeROSSET. 



TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH. 



Rev. M. A. CURTIS, B. B. 



Hon. THOMAS RUFFIN. 
Br. THOMAS B. WARREN. 



Treasurer of the Convention, CHARLES T. HAIGH, Fayetteville. 
Secretary of the Convention, EBWARB LEE WINSLOW, ditto. 



The Forty-fourth Annual Convention of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of North Carolina, will 
be held in St. Peter's Church, Charlotte, on the 
Second Wednesday in May 1860.